Optimizing Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy

  • Author: Nancy Reynolds, PhD, RN, C-NP, FAAN (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 3/21/18 (What's New)


  • Adherence may be influenced by a variety of factors, including[Reynolds 2004a]:
    • Patient characteristics such as deficits in cognitive functioning, knowledge about HIV, or literacy level
    • Health- and treatment-related factors, such as adverse events, comorbidities, and regimen complexity

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