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Nurse-led intervention improves adherence to HIV treatment

A nurse-led self-management programme for people with HIV can significantly improve adherence to medication used to treat the condition, new study results suggest. 
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A nurse-led self-management programme for people with HIV can significantly improve adherence to medication used to treat the condition, new study results suggest.

Over 15 months, researchers from the universities of Aberdeen and Amsterdam studied 221 patients with HIV in seven hospitals across the Netherlands. A total of 112 received treatment as usual and 109 were assigned to an adherence improving self-management strategy (AIMS) which was delivered by nurses during routine clinic visits.

Patients in the AIMS group received a combination of self-management strategies and counselling and tracked their own medication use with electronic pill bottles.

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Viral load – the amount of virus present in the blood – was measured at the start of the study and then

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