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Hiv Patient Medication Compliance

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Utah: University Professor to Study Meds Compliance in HIV Patients

A national study to assess AIDS drug adherence will seek to determine the characteristics of patients who adhere to therapy well or poorly. Poorly adherent patients may need to start treatment later to avoid drug resistance. To help clinicians make... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Comparison of Two HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis Regimens Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Amsterdam: Adverse Effects Do Not Influence Compliance

The current study's authors compared two HIV postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) regimens for safety, outcome, and follow-up among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Amsterdam. From 2000, all MSM beginning HIV PEP have been followed in one location.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thailand: Compliance Key to Antiretroviral Use

Treatment adherence is the key to success in Thailand's plan to provide AIDS drugs to all needy patients, senior health officials said Tuesday at the ninth National AIDS Conference. Studies have found only 42 percent of patients strictly follow the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

COMPLIANCE

Dr. Gallant-- Would you please discuss the issue of compliance? For instance, would you as an AIDS doctor be willing to"police" your patients to make sure they take their medications on time and properly? Or do you rely solely on your...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Great question, and a tough one. I don't know of any other disease in which compliance is so important. The degree of compliance required to really maintain a prolonged response to antiretroviral therapy is unprecedented: virtually 100%.... Read more »

Adherence vs Compliance to ARV

what is the different between "adherence" and "compliance" in terminology??...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
They are used synonymously, but there is a subtle difference between the two."Compliance" literally means following (or complying with) doctor's recommendations for medication dosing. It implies a paternalistic role for the physician... Read more »

Definition of med compliance

There is quite a bit of discussion on the need for copmliance with HIV meds, but what exactly that means doesn't seem to be discussed. So, for a once a day med, does being compiant mean that I take it within 5min of the same time each day? or...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Compliance and adherence are important factors that drive the success of medical treatments. Defined broadly, these terms apply to many elements of care, not just pill taking. Indeed, adherence to medical... Read more »

Dr tells me: Few options avail. result of inconsistent compliance.

Hi,I have been taking a combination of Viracept, Zerit and Epivir for 2-3 years. My current T-Cell count is 480. viral load 11,000. I have been HIV+ for 14 years that I know of and have been asymptomatic . Previous medications have been AZT, DT4,...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
The answer really centers on whether you have a "high level" of resistance to all available drugs or to the drugs that you are taking now. If you have failed most of the available drugs (including the other protease inhibitors), then she... Read more »
Connect With Others

compliance/adherence

Posted by Anonymous
We have developed an adherence device that is helping many people living with HIV. by reminding them each and every time when and how to take their medication. Imagine never again forgeting to take your meds regardless of the complexity of the... Read more »

RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients

Posted by Anonymous
To Whom It May Concern:

RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients

On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our upcoming research undertaking. We are conducting an important study among... Read more »

Seeking HIV Patients for Paid Study

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply



To Whom It May Concern:

RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients

On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our upcoming research undertaking. We are conducting an important study among... Read more »

Seeking HIV Patients for Paid Study

Posted by Anonymous
On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our upcoming research undertaking. We are conducting an important study among individuals who have been diagnosed as HIV positive. Our... Read more »