Antiretroviral treatment adherence among HIV patients in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
- Brief Motivational Interviewing to Improve Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy: Development and Qualitative Pilot Assessment of an Intervention. Adamian, Monica S.; Golin, Carol E.; Shain, Lara S.; DeVellis, Brenda // AIDS Patient Care & STDs;Apr2004, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p229
Because successful HIV treatment requires exceptional adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART), interventions to improve ART adherence are essential. We developed and pilot-tested an intervention to improve ART adherence, based on brief motivational interviewing (MI), which has successfully...
- Immune reconstitution in human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy at an urban public sector district hospital. Jimoh, O. S.; Naidoo, M. // Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases;2014, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p105
Immune reconstitution is measured by circulating CD4 T cells that follows a biphasic pattern. Not everyone who is on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) will attain immune reconstitution at the same rate, or to the same extent. This study aimed to describe the patterns of immune...
- Adherence to anti-retroviral therapy & factors associated with it: a community based cross-sectional study from West Bengal, India. Pahari, Sobha; Roy, Sitesh; Mandal, Alpana; Kuila, Shymal; Panda, Samiran // Indian Journal of Medical Research;Sep2015, Vol. 142 Issue 3, p301
Background & objectives: Failure to adhere to anti-retroviral therapy (ART) can lead to a range of unfavourable consequences impacting upon people living with HIV (PLH) and society. It is, therefore, paramount that ART adherence is measured in a reliable manner and factors associated with...
- Combination antiretroviral therapy may prove most beneficial by maintaining higher CD4 counts. Blazek, Nicole; DiMarcantonio, Tina; Haigh, Christen; Volansky, Rob // Infectious Disease News;Dec2009, Vol. 22 Issue 12, p23
The article discusses research on the incidence rates of seven specific cancers in patients with HIV infection treated with combination antiretroviral therapy.
- Antiretroviral adherence swings treatment costs in Africa. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;2/20/2010, Issue 597, p6
The article discusses research by J. B. Nachega et al published in the January 5, 2010 issue of the "Annals of Internal Medicine" that showed an inverse relation between adherence to antiretroviral therapy and direct healthcare cost in HIV-infected adults in South Africa.
- HIV-positive people on ART have the same mortality risk to HIV-negative people. // HIV Australia;2013, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p5
The article presents information on a report according to which HIV-positive persons responding well to antiretroviral therapy have no higher mortality risk as compared to their HIV-negative peers.
- Uptake of antiretrovirals suboptimal in Uganda. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;3/1/2013, Issue 673, p8
The article discusses research being done on the failure to initiate antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected patients in Uganda, which references a study by E. H. Geng and colleagues published in the February 20, 2013 issue of "JAIDS."
- Editorial Commentary: Addressing Disparities in HIV Mortality: Antiretroviral Therapy Is Necessary but Not Sufficient. Smith, Kimberly Y. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;Jun2013, Vol. 56 Issue 12, p1810
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses the study which examines the influence of geographic origin and race/ethnicity on HIV mortality in patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Canada, Europe, and the U.S.
- Early initiation of ART may significantly improve HIV survival rates. Volansky, Rob // Infectious Disease News;Jun2009, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p6
The article focuses on a study which examined the influence of early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on the survival of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients.