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  • Smartphone app could help high-risk HIV men stay on their meds

    Dworkin created the app by gathering African-American HIV-infected men who have sex with men in focus groups and discussing the common treatment questions they wanted answers to and the appropriate language the app should use in responding.

    21 July 2016 | Science Magazine
  • People who use drugs still adherent to PrEP

    New research conducted with a group of PrEP clients at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation PrEP clinic suggests that people who use substances adhere to PrEP and stay in care at about the same rate as people who do not use drugs.

    13 April 2016 | BETA blog
  • Adherence State of Mind

    Tom Hayes writes: "As someone with near flawless adherence for the last four years I was shocked when I recently fell off the rails. It seems none of us are perfect."

    18 February 2016 | Beyond Positive
  • Four Skills You Need to Successfully Manage Your HIV

    Chronic illnesses can impact anyone, the secret is to manage yours. And to do that you need some specific skills. The people who are the most successful at managing their disease often do so by thinking of their illness as a journey or a hike down a path.

    24 January 2016 | Huffington Post Canada
  • IV and Injectable HIV Treatments Are Much Discussed -- But Won't Be Here Anytime Soon

    Given the success of currently available oral therapies -- in which essentially 100% of people who take it are virologically suppressed -- why do so many people say they want injectable shots instead?

    21 January 2016 | TheBody Pro
  • Antiretroviral Drugs Fail to Consistently Reach Patients in Countries Most Affected By HIV/Aids

    MSF today warned that life-saving antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) are routinely not making their way to patients in sub-Saharan Africa - most often despite sufficient stocks already being present in countries - and called for urgent improvements in ARV supply chains in the region.

    30 November 2015 | MSF press release
  • Can’t Swallow a Pill? There’s Help for That

    “Age doesn’t really impact your ability to swallow a pill,” said Dr. Kathleen Bradford, a professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “A teenager can have just as many problems as a 5-year-old. It likely has to do with anxiety and the negative associations with swallowing a pill.”

    22 September 2015 | New York Times
  • The Silent Struggle of HIV Treatment Adherence

    Long-acting antiretroviral medications has the potential to help many people with HIV who face adherence barriers to better health. But that does not mean that it will be a panacea for all adherence issues.

    28 August 2015 | The Body
  • Namibia: Kids Eat ARVs Discarded By HIV Patients

    Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs that are randomly discarded are becoming a regular occurrence in the informal settlements and a cause for concern, because small children pick the pills up and chew on them. Community activist Anna Mooya believes people on treatment are throwing away their drugs, because they do not have enough food to eat. "Some complain of hunger, that their faces swell up [when they take the medication], they feel dizzy and sometimes get stressed out. They do face a lot of challenges," she said.

    19 August 2015 | AllAfrica.com
  • African-Americans most likely to stop taking meds in Medicare Part D's coverage gap

    Medicare Part D provides help to beneficiaries struggling with the cost of prescriptions drugs, but the plan's coverage gap hits some populations harder than others, particularly African-Americans age 65 and older. Reaching, or even approaching, the gap affects access to medication and influences whether those medications are taken as prescribed.

    17 August 2015 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
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