Document Detail


Barriers to medication adherence in behaviorally and perinatally infected youth living with HIV.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23142855     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The study explored barriers to antiretroviral medication adherence in perinatally and behaviorally HIV infected adolescents and young adults in a cross-sectional, multisite sample. The study included a subset of a convenience sample from a cross-sectional analysis. Participants were youth with HIV ages 12-24 who were prescribed HIV medication and reported missing medication in the past 7 days (n = 484, 28.4 % of protocol sample). The top barriers were similar for perinatally and behaviorally infected youth, but perinatally infected youth reported significantly more barriers. Forgetting, not feeling like taking medication and not wanting to be reminded of HIV infection were the most common barriers reported. Number of barriers was significantly correlated with percent of doses missed, viral load, and psychological distress for perinatally infected youth and with doses missed, psychological distress, and substance use for behaviorally infected youth. Interventions to improve adherence to HIV medications should not only address forgetfulness and choosing not to take medications, but also consider route of infection.
Authors:
Karen MacDonell; Sylvie Naar-King; Heather Huszti; Marvin Belzer
Related Documents :
23463195 - The origin of hepatitis c virus.
23667305 - The chinese life-steps program: a cultural adaptation of a cognitive-behavioral interve...
11364685 - Federal appeals panel affirms $33,750 verdict in misdiagnosis suit.
23218485 - "it's crazy being a black, gay youth." getting information about hiv prevention: a pilo...
11092995 - Hepatitis g virus infection in hemodialysis patients and its relationship with hepatiti...
3872635 - Anti-ro(ssa) positive rheumatoid arthritis (ra): a clinicoserological group of patients...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS and behavior     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1573-3254     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Behav     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-18     Completed Date:  2013-04-03     Revised Date:  2013-12-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712133     Medline TA:  AIDS Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  86-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Anti-HIV Agents / therapeutic use*
Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active*
Child
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
HIV Infections / drug therapy*,  psychology*
Humans
Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical / statistics & numerical data
Male
Medication Adherence / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Questionnaires
Risk-Taking
Sexual Behavior / statistics & numerical data
Socioeconomic Factors
Stress, Psychological
Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology,  psychology
Viral Load
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
5 U01 HD 40474/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; 5 U01 HD 40533/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U01 HD040474/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U01 HD040533/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U01 HD40533/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-HIV Agents
Comments/Corrections

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Post-Release Substance Abuse Outcomes Among HIV-Infected Jail Detainees: Results from a Multisite St...
Next Document:  Mobile VCT: Reaching Men and Young People in Urban and Rural South African Pilot Studies (NIMH Proje...