Volume 21, Issue 123 (9-2014)                   RJMS 2014, 21(123): 62-70 | Back to browse issues page

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Daryazadeh S. Investigation of adherence and process of anti-retroviral therapy in patients referred to Isfahan Behavioral Consultation Center during ten years. RJMS. 2014; 21 (123) :62-70
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3321-en.html
MSc of Medical Education, Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (2042 Views)

  Background : Highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) includes the use of three or more anti-retroviral drugs with proven in controlling AIDS. The aim of this study was to investigate adherence and process of anti-retroviral therapy in patients refereed to Isfahan Behavioral Consultation Center from 1999 to 2009.

  Methods : This study was a cross-sectional study and therapeutic process of all patients who received anti-retroviral therapy was evaluated during this ten years. Patients’ data were entered to SPSS v. 19 and analyzed using descriptive analytic statistical methods.

  Results : In this study, 74 patients had received anti-retroviral therapy. Eighteen patients (24.3%) who were in AIDS phase, died and the most mortality rate was observed in injecting drug users (94.4%) and patients with no history of treatment with methadone (100%). Sixty three patients (85.1%) due to AIDS or decrease in CD4 and 11 patients (14.9%) for prophylaxis reasons received anti-retroviral therapy. Eight patients (10.8%) did not have adherence to anti-retroviral therapy.

  Conclusion : Timely starting anti-retroviral therapy and patients’ adherence to treatment and methadone therapy to overcome intravenous drug addiction have important role in success of treatment.


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