Optimizing Entry Into and Retention in HIV Care and ART Adherence for PLWHA

Source
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care
Date of Publication
2012

The purpose of this training program is to address the need for peer educators to actively engage with PLWHAs in enhancing entry into HIV care, promoting antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence, and facilitating long-term retention in HIV care. The curriculum consists of an intensive one-day course that is based on recently published global guidelines outlining evidence-based interventions to improve entry into and retention in HIV care, as well as ART adherence for PLWHA.

At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define barriers that prevent optimal engagement in HIV care
  • Outline strategies to improve timely linkage to and retention in care as an effective means of assuring successful ART initiation and optimal adherence
  • Integrate evidence-based education and counseling interventions that will help PLWHA engage in HIV care and achieve HIV treatment success
  • Understand the challenges faced by special populations and evidence-based interventions to provide patient-centered care in a variety of settings
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