Advancing the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP)’s mission to contribute to policy and guidelines based on behavioral science, K. Rivet Amico, a CHIP principal investigator and research scientist II, served as a panel member on the recently released “International Guidelines for Entry Into and Retention in HIV Care and for Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy.” Amico led the section of these guidelines focused on education and counseling approaches to promote adherence to HIV medications for the general clinic population.
The International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) guidelines were e-published, ahead of print publication, by the Annals of Internal Medicine earlier this week and have since been covered by media outlets including the Body, the Baltimore Sun, and the Voice of America.
“For years, supporting adherence to antiretroviral medications has been recognized in treatment guidelines as critical, but, to date, there have been few resources available that provide suggestions that are evidence based for how to do so. These guidelines offer a number of recommendations that have immediate and practical application for providing adherence support for HIV-positive individuals,” Amico said. “Monitoring linkage and retention in care and adherence are also covered in these guidelines, which makes this a comprehensive resource. We are really excited about the potential impact of these guidelines and plan to supplement them with online resources in collaboration with the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care.”
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