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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.

Published
13 hours ago
From
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.

Published
19 August 2015
From
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.

Published
17 August 2015
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Third of people with HIV who use drugs intentionally miss doses of HIV treatment when planning to use drugs

Beliefs about possible toxic interactions between antiretroviral therapy (ART) and illicit drugs are causing large numbers of people living with HIV who use drugs to intentionally miss doses

Published
12 August 2015
By
Michael Carter
Gay youth PrEP study finds good retention and reasonable adherence

A US study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in 200 young gay and bisexual men aged 18-22 found reasonable levels of adherence. Adherence was highest in those

Published
24 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Africa: MSF Warns Successful Global HIV Response Will Require Bigger Emphasis On Adherence

New MSF report surveying lay counsellor policies across eight countries highlights major weaknesses for adherence support

Published
22 July 2015
From
AllAfrica
Non-daily PrEP regimens provide extra options, but adherence is often better with daily dosing

For some people in some settings, less frequent pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimens with doses linked to sexual activity are feasible, with high numbers of sexual acts protected

Published
21 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Second-line ART patients reach viral re-suppression following intensified adherence support

Sixty-seven per cent of all patients who were experiencing treatment failure on second-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) achieved viral re-suppression after intensified adherence support was provided, according

Published
13 July 2015
By
Lesley Odendal
Black market for Truvada PrEP may undermine treatment adherence in marginalised people living with HIV

The increasing demand for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is likely to increase the likelihood that some marginalised individuals living with HIV sell some of their prescribed medication to

Published
13 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Community-based adherence clubs show high retention in HIV care and treatment adherence

People with HIV who were receiving their HIV treatment outside of health facilities in community-based adherence clubs close to or in their homes demonstrated extremely high rates of

Published
10 July 2015
By
Lesley Odendal
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