Topic: Adherence

Adherence to prescribed treatment plans is critical for their success, and adherence support is a key component of medical case management services.

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Guidelines and Manuals

Webinars and Training

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center
    January 2015

    Clinical education/training resources and patient education materials on a range of HIV clinical care and clinical management topics (e.g., primary medical care and supportive services, populations, care settings).

  • National Quality Center
    July 2014

    This is a comprehensive set of HIV self-management videos, featuring testimonials, conversations, narrative, and animation to provide key messages about HIV and emphasize health literacy concepts.

Tools and Job Aids

  • January 2009

    One-pager to help patients adhere to treatment regimens.

  • Tampa/St. Petersburg EMA
    January 2009

    Excel-based tools, each focused on collection of data on the following: adherence, dental care, mental health, and primary care.

  • January 2009

    Series of one-page surveys to assess client understanding of each of the following: medications, health maintenance, HIV and transmission, lab tests/health problems, information.

  • El Rio Community Health Center
    January 2009

    Client-administered assessment tools to assist clinicians in working with clients on adherence to medication regimens.

  • Christiana Care Health Services
    January 2009

    Clinician assessment tool to use with clients in assessing their readiness to engage in HIV-related primary medical care and adhere to regimens.

  • Florida Department of Health
    January 2004

    Collection of assessment chart tools, in English and Spanish. Topics cover such topics as:

  • El Rio Community Health Center
    January 2004

    Client self-assessment tool to determine patient's confidence in taking medications under various scenarios (e.g., at work, in public place). Tool is designed to assess likelihood of adherence to antiretroviral regimens.

  • El Rio Community Health Center
    January 2004

    One-pager poses question to client, "How Ready are You for the Challenge of Taking Your HIV Medications Everyday" followed by scale for patient to mark where they self-assess their readiness.

Reports and Best Practices


  • New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
    September 2015

    HIV guidelines, quality of care, clinical education, resources, policies and publications.

  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    March 2015

    High-impact HIV prevention interventionsbased upon scientifically proven, cost-effective, and scalable interventions directed to the most vulnerable populations in the geographic areas where HIV prevalence is highest.

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center
    January 2014

    Clinician training resources and tools such as pocket guides, wall charts, and patient education fact sheets developed by the HRSA AIDS Education and Training Centers network. Includes comprehensive training slides to accompany HHS guidelines.