HIV ART Adherence Program

Many people are diagnosed with HIV and AIDS every year. It is estimated that more than a million people in the United States are living with HIV or AIDS. In order to help fight this disease, pharmacies need to offer services for patients who need it most and in doing so can improve their chances of success. Our pharmacy HIV ART Adherence Program offers an opportunity for our patients to be connected with resources that will help them succeed on their new treatment plan including:

Providing an individualized assessment and action plan for each patient after they have been on ART for at least one week, which includes educating patients about HIV medications, how these drugs work within the body, and potential side effects.

A pharmacist can discuss with the patient to identify regular events or activities that work well as cues for taking medication.

Once the patient is on ART, identify potential barriers and teach them how to overcome these obstacles.

Throughout the relationship, we brainstorm potential solutions to current obstacles as well as brainstorm ways for social support to be maximized.

A study of 226 HIV-positive patients from a public clinic in Atlanta shows that those who received the HEART intervention were more likely to be adherent, both at six months and over an 18 month period. Electronic monitoring was used to assess adherence levels. Those in the HEART group also had fewer detectable viral loads.

Mesilla Valley Pharmacy’s HIV ART Adherence Program gives our patients the chance to connect with resources that will help them succeed on their new plan of treatment.. Call us for your HIV related needs!

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Many people are diagnosed with HIV and AIDS every year. It is estimated that more than a million people in the United States are living with HIV or AIDS. In order to help fight this disease, pharmacies need to offer services for patients who need it most and in doing so can improve their chances of success. Our pharmacy HIV ART Adherence Program offers an opportunity for our patients to be connected with resources that will help them succeed on their new treatment plan including:

Providing an individualized assessment and action plan for each patient after they have been on ART for at least one week, which includes educating patients about HIV medications, how these drugs work within the body, and potential side effects.

A pharmacist can discuss with the patient to identify regular events or activities that work well as cues for taking medication.

Once the patient is on ART, identify potential barriers and teach them how to overcome these obstacles.

Throughout the relationship, we brainstorm potential solutions to current obstacles as well as brainstorm ways for social support to be maximized.

A study of 226 HIV-positive patients from a public clinic in Atlanta shows that those who received the HEART intervention were more likely to be adherent, both at six months and over an 18 month period. Electronic monitoring was used to assess adherence levels. Those in the HEART group also had fewer detectable viral loads.

Mesilla Valley Pharmacy’s HIV ART Adherence Program gives our patients the chance to connect with resources that will help them succeed on their new plan of treatment.. Call us for your HIV related needs!

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