Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy

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Course description

Course name Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)
Main Learning Objectives
  • Understand the goals of ART, consequences of low adherence to ART, development of resistance;
  • Learn latest findings and evidence-based information about adherence;
  • Understand team approach to providing adherence;
  • Learn about counseling for adherence before ART;
  • Learn about assessment and monitoring of ART adherence;
  • Learn how to achieve high level of adherence to treatment;
  • Learn how to enhancing adherence for different categories of patients
  • Learn how to apply existing theoretical and practical skills on adherence to ART into everyday practice.
Key Topics Adherence, viral suppression and resistance ART; overview of the latest findings and evidence-based information about adherence; team approach to providing adherence; patient assessment before initiating ART; counseling for adherence before ART; barriers to successful ART adherence; steps to enhance patient adherence to treatment; assessment and monitoring of ART adherence; substitution treatment and adherence; enhancing adherence for different categories of patients.
Basis of Curriculum, Key Teaching Documents and Materials provided
  • Comprehensive set of course slides and handouts on Adherence to ART

All materials available printed or electronically, in Russian and English.

Teaching Methods Presentation, small group discussion, role-play, case study.
Target Audience Specialist teams (physician, nurse, social worker).
Maximum class size: 18-24 participants
Faculty International and national.
Duration 5-day interactive course at training facility.