This supplement to The American Journal of Managed Care provides an overview of the importance of treatment adherence to HIV therapeutic regimens and approaches to improving adherence. Also discussed are the prevalence of diarrhea in patients with HIV; the impact of diarrhea on quality of life; the potential effect of diarrhea on adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART); and the diagnosis and management of HAART-related diarrhea.
This supplement was supported by Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Rodger D. MacArthur, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Wayne State University
Director and Site Principal Investigator
Wayne State University HIV/AIDS Clinical Research Unit
Kenneth L. Schaecher, MD, FACP, CPC
Salt Lake City, Utah
Rodger D. MacArthur, MD, reports relationships with the following organizations:
Expert testimony: Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Meeting/conference attendance: Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Kenneth L. Schaecher, MD, FACP, CPC, reports no relationship or financial interest with any entity that would pose a conflict of interest with the subject matter of this supplement.
Signed disclosures are on file at the office of The American Journal of Managed Care, Plainsboro, New Jersey.