Drug adherence - HIV medicines, part 5

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Abstract:

This one-page handout with accompanying video and audio recording educates people about the importance of medication adherence when taking antiretroviral therapy (ART), a combination of HIV medicines used to treat HIV infection. It explains that medication adherence means following an HIV regimen and taking HIV medicines every day, as prescribed. The document discusses the consequences of poor medication adherence, including damage to the immune system, infections and certain cancers, risk of drug resistance, and HIV treatment failure. It identifies common reasons for poor medication adherence, and recommends ways people can follow their HIV regimen. 

Author(s):
Healthy Roads Media
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
N/A
Translation Review:
N/A
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Keywords:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Antiretroviral therapy, highly active, Drug resistance, HIV infections, Immune system, Medication adherence, Treatment failure
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
5/23/2017
Reviewed By:
HealthReach staff and Author/Agency

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