Addressing a key issue in the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) has released “Guidelines for Improving Entry Into and Retention in Care and Antiretroviral Adherence for Persons With HIV: Evidence-Based Recommendations.” The recommendations were published March 5 ahead of print in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
While it is well established that entering care immediately after an HIV diagnosis, staying in care and adhering to antiretroviral (ARV) therapy are necessary steps on the road to successfully controlling the virus, figuring out how to ensure that people living with the virus take these steps has turned out to be a challenge. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that only half of people living with HIV in the United States are receiving regular medical care, and far fewer have their virus under control with ARVs. Numerous studies have been undertaken to address this challenge. Until now, they have not been compiled and assessed based on their results.
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