The importance of adherence strategies

Adherence is a decisive factor in the success of HIV treatment. Unlike other chronic diseases, the rapid replication and mutation rate of HIV means that high levels of adherence are required to achieve durable suppression of viral load.1,2  

Suboptimal adherence also increases the risk of developing resistance to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and the transmission of HIV.1,3 Because of the great importance of adherence to ART, good strategies for maximising adherence are essential.

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