Medication Adherence

Whether and why patients take their medications as prescribed, for as long as prescribed, and the factors that encourage greater compliance with drug regimens.

Predicting and Monitoring Antiretroviral Adherence

Nov. 26, 2007

Ideally, clinicians caring for HIV-infected patients would have some way of predicting which patients are most likely to need help in adhering to a prescribed regimen and an early warning system alerting them to their patients’ non-adherence. This Issue Brief summarizes recent studies whose findings may help clinicians predict and monitor their patients’ adherence before treatment failure occurs.