The Way Ahead?
PWA-groups, individuals with HIV / AIDS, and healthcare professionals are trying to
develop ideas to help people taking anti-HIV therapy to stick with their drug regimens.
Some of the ideas include:
- "regimen trial runs" -
testing an anti-HIV therapy regimen by having a trial run using vitamin tablets as a
replacment for HIV drugs. "Trial runs" allow people to find out if the regimen
will suit their lifestyle, or if they can adapt to it, before they start taking anti-HIV
- "regimen buddies"-
people taking anti-HIV therapy will buddy other people considering the same therapy
option. Buddies will offer their experience of the regimen and also help partners through
the difficult times with practical advice and personal support
- dietitian counselling, so people
can get practical advice on coping with adherence issues related to food