Learning Outcomes for Study Session 23

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

23.1  Define and use correctly all of the key terms printed in bold.(SAQ 23.1)

23.2  Explain the factors affecting adherence and their importance in maintaining adherence to HIV treatment. (SAQ 23.2)

23.3  Describe optimal adherence to HIV treatment and its goal. (SAQ 23.3)

23.4  Explain the consequences of poor adherence to HIV therapy and its association with drug resistance. (SAQ 23.1)

23.5  Assess the adherence status of PLHIV and advise them on how to improve it. (SAQ 23.3)

23.6  Describe the adherence support mechanisms that cover specific needs of patients on HIV therapy. (SAQs 23.2 and 23.4)

Study Session 23  Adherence to HIV Care and Treatment

23.1 What is adherence?