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Moderators of Adherence & Retention and GHDonline staff

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.

Community moderators

K. Rivet Amico, PhD
University of Connecticut
David Bangsberg, MD, MPH
Harvard Global Health Institute; Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts General Hospital - MGH
Jessica Haberer, MD, MS
Harvard Global Health Institute; Massachusetts General Hospital - MGH

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

Marcia Holstad replied

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 women in Lagos. This was published in the African Journal of Reproductive Health ... read more

Updated: 18 Feb, 2013
Replies: 2

Job Opportunity: Tiyatien Health - focused on "last mile health" using CHWs in Liberia

by Christina Bethke

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: Tiyatien Health (TH) is a local NGO headquartered in ... read more

Updated: 16 Feb, 2013
Replies: 0

A recent published paper from Australia on ART prescribers' views and practices around ART initiation

by LImin Mao

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 there is a push to get all HIV-positive people ... read more

Updated: 13 Feb, 2013
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Rogers Hellman replied

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 on a Windows ... read more

Updated: 13 Feb, 2013
Recommendations: 2
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Omar Galarraga

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Brown University

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Kenya; Mexico

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Lin Dan Zhu

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Harvard University

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United States

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Universidad Regional del Sureste - (URSE)

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