Adherence to HIV treatment among IDUs and the role of opioid substitution treatment (OST).

@article{Spire2007AdherenceTH,
  title={Adherence to HIV treatment among IDUs and the role of opioid substitution treatment (OST).},
  author={Bruno Spire and Gregory Lucas and M P Carrieri},
  journal={The International journal on drug policy},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={
          262-70
        }
}
In the era of highly effective anti-retroviral therapy (ART), data show a significant difference in treatment outcomes between injecting drug users (IDUs) and non-IDUs. Factors that may contribute to suboptimal treatment outcomes in IDUs include delayed access to ART, competing comorbid diseases, psychosocial barriers and poor long-term adherence to ART. This review describes and compares several studies on adherence to ART and its correlates in HIV-infected individuals in general, then IDUs… CONTINUE READING
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