Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy Among Substance Users
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Resource ID: CM914
Tanya Zangaglia, M.D.
Original Presentation: 6/8/2012
Web Posting: 6/8/2012
CE Expiration: 02/27/2016
To help clinicians understand the unique issues of adherence to antiretroviral therapy for all substance using clients who are HIV positive.
- State that near perfect adherence (>90-95%) is the goal for HIV – infected patients.
- Identify at least three factors related to adherence.
- Identify three potential barriers to adherence.
- State the importance of discussion of adherence & the development of antiretroviral resistance with clients.
Dr. Zangaglia is the Medical Director for Project Streetbeat as well as a Lecturer for the AIDS Education & Training Centers and Clinical Education Initiative (CEI).