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November 25, 1998

Improving Patient Compliance With HIV Treatment Regimens

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;280(20):1745. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-280-20-jac80013

To the Editor.—In their article on antiretroviral therapy and drug resistance in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, Drs Wainberg and Friedland1 extensively review the topic and conclude with the importance of patient adherence to prescribed drug regimens. However, as with most articles on this subject, the authors fail to mention the role of clinicians in prescribing HIV-1 antiretroviral therapy and their lack of training in understanding the complexities of adhering to complicated medication regimens.