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Health care professionals exchange methods for improving patient adherence and retention in HIV, TB, and other diseases. In these discussions, members draw on experiences with antiretroviral therapy, DOTS treatment, and chronic disease management.

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Evidence for and examples of antiretroviral adherence support and retention in care strategies in South Africa

Dear Alasdair, I am attaching an article describing a successfull pilot project in Lagos, Nigeria. We evaluated the efficacy of motivational groups, using motivational interviewing, to promote adherence to ART and risk reduction behaviors in HIV infected…

By Alasdair Reid on 17 Feb 2013 0 Recommendations 2 Replies
Job Opportunity: Tiyatien Health - focused on "last mile health" using CHWs in Liberia

Tiyatien Health is presently hiring for the position of Program Director. I’d be grateful if you could please share this posting with your respective networks and with anyone who you think might be qualified and interested in the position. ABOUT US:…

By Christina Bethke on 16 Feb 2013 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
A recent published paper from Australia on ART prescribers' views and practices around ART initiation

Dear members I am a Senior Research Fellow at the National Centre in HIV Social Research, Sydney, Australia. Here is an interesting article looking at ART prescribers' views and practices around ART initiation in the era of Treatment as Prevention. While…

By LImin Mao on 13 Feb 2013 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Timeliness of clinic appointments as a predictor vriological suppression

Hi All, thought others working in resource limited ART programs would find this of interest: This article assesses the relationship between one of the WHO early warning indicators, adherence to clinic appointments, and virological response and drug…

By Pamela Marks on 08 Feb 2013 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Measuring delivery system design in resource limited setttings

Moses, to add to your query, some programs are now doing something called a Basic Care package for pre-ART patients which includes- psychosocial support, counseling etc. The CDC SA program has something called IACT,

By Pamela Marks on 05 Feb 2013 1 Recommendations 6 Replies
Member Spotlight: Marijn de Bruin - is adherence care under threat?

GHD Online Colleagues- In light of our recent posts about process improvements in clinics in low-resource settings, I want to share with you new information I am learning about a "Simple Electronic Medical Record" (SEMR). Last week Mr. Rogers Hellman…

By Jessica Haberer, MD, MS on 03 Feb 2013 2 Recommendations 22 Replies
Call for Papers: Social Networks, Health, and Mental Health (Social Science & Medicine)

Hi GHDonline community: Social Science & Medicine has just released a Call for Papers for a special issue on social networks, health and mental health. We recognize that many of the submissions will have disease-specific foci, including HIV -- such as…

By Alexander Tsai on 31 Jan 2013 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Introductions

Sandy: In a matter of 2 or 3 weeks it will be commercially available. If interested, please feel free to contact me or call: 703.625.6975 In the meantime, once I have your email, I'd be happy to send you a link where you can install it…

By Jessica Haberer, MD, MS on 23 Jan 2013 2 Recommendations 11 Replies
Combination Implementation for HIV Prevention

Hi Larry, thanks for posting. Regards, Pamela Marks

By Larry Chang on 23 Jan 2013 2 Recommendations 1 Replies
A new study on text messaging to improve adherence to HIV medication

Thanks Richard, Unfortunately, the media is eager to draw conclusions from a single study simply because it is the most recent. Our findings suggest that text messaging may be more useful to different subgroups of the population based on gender, duration…

By Lawrence Mbuagbaw on 18 Jan 2013 2 Recommendations 2 Replies
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