Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Factors impacting anti-retroviral therapy adherence in the HIV positive population living in Ventura County
by Ornelas, Irene Varela, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 48; 1486431
Abstract (Summary)

This study examined the factors that impact anti-retroviral therapy (ART) adherence in HIV positive individuals receiving services via the Ventura County Public Health HIV Department. Seventy-six cases were enrolled from January 1, 2007, and June 30, 2009 in the Early Intervention Program (EIP) and Case Management program/MediCal Waiver (CMP/MW). Data were gathered using a case review method.

Results showed that close to two thirds of the cases reviewed were found to have the HIV virus not detected. Among those who were found to be detected, the most significant factor that seemed to influence treatment adherence was their current use of drugs.

More research is needed on the psychosocial factors that influence treatment adherence.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ranney, Molly
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Public health
Keywords: California
Publication Number: 1486431
ISBN: 9781124242262
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