Evaluation of an Intervention on Adherence to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) in HIV Infected Adults
It is known successful HIV therapy depends on the patients’ ability to take their medicine regularly. This study is designed to find out if an intervention designed to help patients remember to take their medication is effective. The intervention consists of a wristwatch that has an alarm to remind patients when to take their medication, a pillbox and three monthly phone calls by a physician. All these experimental measures are meant to improve the ability of patients to take their medicines.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Evaluation of an Intervention (Consisting of an Electronic Reminder Device, Pillboxes, and Monthly Telephone Calls) on Adherence to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) in HIV Infected Adults|
- The primary outcome is to determine if the intervention has any effect on adherance with HAART by noting the HIV viral loads of both groups.
- To determine if the study's simple and cost effective intervention has a benefit to subjects and if it would stand to benefit other centers that take care of patients with HIV.
|Study Start Date:||January 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2010|
|United States, Illinois|
|The University of Chicago|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637|
|Principal Investigator:||Jean-Luc Benoit, MD||University of Chicago|