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HIV/AIDS Glossary

Adherence

Taking medications (or other treatment) exactly as instructed by a health care provider. The benefits of strict adherence to an HIV regimen include sustained viral suppression, reduced risk of drug resistance, improved overall health and quality of life, and decreased risk of HIV transmission.

Related Term(s): Drug Resistance, Viral Suppression, Virologic Failure

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Taking HIV medicines daily can have many benefits.

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