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Guidelines for Improving Entry Into and Retention in Care and Antiretroviral Adherence for Persons With HIV

Source: International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care
Publication Date: June 5, 2012

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Evidence-based guidance from an International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care panel to improve HIV care entry and retention and to increase antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence. Topics covered include: entry and retention of HIV-infected patients in medical care including monitoring, case management, intensive outreach for those not engaged in care during 6 months after diagnosis, and peer or paraprofessional patient navigators; monitoring ART adherence; interventions to improve ART adherence including ART strategies, adherence tools for patients, education and counselling interventions, and health system and service delivery interventions; special populations including pregnant women, persons with substance use disorders, persons with mental health disorders, incarcerated individuals, homeless and marginally housed individuals, and children and adolescents; and recommendations for future research.

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Keywords: HIV - Adherence, HIV - Correctional Settings, HIV - IV Drug Use, HIV - Monitoring, HIV - Paediatric/Adolescent Patients, HIV - Pregnancy, HIV - Psychiatric Disorders, HIV - Psychosocial Issues, HIV - Special Populations, HIV - Women