Intensive counseling, reminders keep HIV patients on their meds

01/30/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

HIV patients were significantly more likely to have adhered to their prescription regimens and to have undetectable viral loads after a year of counseling than HIV patients who had received standard care, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found. The intervention involved 16 personal counseling sessions followed by telephone calls each month but cost less than $1,000 annually, researchers said.

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