What is adherence?
Adherence to HIV Antiretroviral therapy means the close following of (and adherence to) your treatment regimen every day. This includes you taking the correct dose of each anti-HIV medication at the correct time and exactly as prescribed. Adherence is very important for successful HIV treatment. Both the HIV Clinicians Society and World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that a person living with HIV should monitor their CD4 count regularly.
AllLife will help you manage your health by reminding you to:
- Go for a CD4 count test every 6 months;
- If your CD4 count falls below 350-200 cells / mm3, you MUST start Anti-retroviral therapy immediately;
- Once you are on ART you need to go for a CD4 count and Viral Load test every 6 months.
These tests and medication are payable by either you or your medical aid; and they can also be done at a Government facility free of charge. To stay healthy - you have to stay on the ART regimen every day of the week and you have to take the medicine at the same time each day of the week. Following this protocol is a requirement of this policy and it can help you live a healthier and longer life.