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January NaN, 2001

The Pills Identification Test: A Tool to Assess Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2001;285(4):412. doi:10.1001/jama.285.4.407

To the Editor: Adherence to antiretroviral (ARV) treatment among patients with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection is a key issue in controlling viral replication1 and preventing progression to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) or death.2 Assessment of adherence by prescribers often results in overestimating the patient's level of adherence.3 Therefore, simple and reliable tools to independently assess adherence are needed.

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