Module 9

ART Adherence, Virologic Failure, and Complementary Medicine

The goal of this module is to prepare learners to use evidenced-based strategies to provide team-based care for a patient with ART non-adherence who is interested in traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM). The module will highlight respectful communication and collaborative leadership and employ reflective practice.

What you will learn in Module 9

Describe factors related to patients, providers, and health systems that lead to ART non- adherence

Demonstrate how to respectfully assess for adherence and encourage patient engagement in care

Explore reasons why people with HIV access traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM), and describe the positive and negative implica- tions this can have on their HIV

Describe a shared decision-making approach and the roles of all team members to address causes of non-adherence

Explain etiologies for persistently detectable HIV RNA levels in persons who are adherent to ART and approaches to management for these patients

Apply the 5 WHYs to identify the cause of a problem in healthcare delivery


Complete the Module

Each module includes a group activity and a self-paced activity.

Self-Paced Activity

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Group Activity

Each module includes a self-paced group activity and a group activity. The self-paced activity should be completed first. Learner and facilitator materials for the group activity are at the bottom of this page.

Facilitator Materials: Presentation

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Instructions for facilitating the learning activity.

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