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Adherence to Antiretroviral Medications Among Persons Who Inject Drugs in Transitional, Low and Middle Income Countries: An International Systematic Review

Autorid: Feelemyer J, Des Jarlais D, Arasteh K, Uusküla A
Väljaandja/tellija: AIDS and Behavior
Märksõnad: HIV, ravimikasutus, narkomaanid
Välja antud: 2014
Tüüp: Teaduslik artikkel/kogumik
Viide: Feelemyer J, Des Jarlais DC, Arasteh K, Uusküla A. Adherence to Antiretroviral Medications Among Persons Who Inject Drugs in Transitional, Low and Middle Income Countries: An International Systematic Review. AIDS and Behavior 2014;epub.
Alamvaldkonnad:Tervisenäitajate siseriiklik ja rahvusvaheline võrdlus
Kirjeldus: Adherence to antiretroviral (ART) medication is vital to reducing morbidity and mortality among HIV positive persons. People who inject drugs (PWID) are at high risk for HIV infection in transitional/low/middle income countries (TLMIC). We conducted a systematic review of studies reporting adherence to ART among persons with active injection drug use and/or histories of injection drug use in TLMIC. Meta-regression was performed to examine relationships between location, adherence measurements, and follow-up period. Fifteen studies were included from seven countries. Adherence levels ranged from 33 to 97 %; mean weighted adherence was 72 %. ART adherence was associated with different methods of measuring adherence and studies conducted in Eastern Europe and East Asia. The great heterogeneity observed precludes generalization to TLMIC as a whole. Given the critical importance of ART adherence more research is needed on ART adherence among PWID in TLMIC, including the use of standardized methods for reporting adherence to ART.