Causes of HIV drug non-adherence in Korea: Korea HIV/AIDS cohort study, 2006-2015

Korea HIV/AIDS Cohort Study

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We aimed to determine the initial adherence of HIV cohort patients to ART (antiretroviral therapy), and reasons for non-adherence. Patients who received ART at the time of enrollment in the Korea HIV/AIDS Cohort were included in this study. Treatment adherence was determined at the baseline interview by self-reported questionnaire. Eight-hundred thirty two HIV-infected patients received ART. Of these, 253 (30.4%) patients skipped ART more than once a month. The most common reason of skipping medication was "simply forgot" (60.4%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-218
Number of pages6
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1



  • Adherence
  • Cohort Study
  • Human immunodeficiency virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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