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Wednesday, November 28 • 10:00am - 11:30am
D-29 - Guidance to Implementing a Treatment Adherence Program

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The Treatment Adherence Project (TAP) and Win! puts innovative research on increasing treatment adherence into practice. It will help high-need, HIV-positive people improve their health by incentivizing adherence with a lottery. Treatment adherence is critical to improve the quality of life of HIV- infected persons and to reduce the spread of HIV, but is a great challenge for many who are infected. There are formidable barriers that keep some PLWH from adhering to their medication regimen (pill fatigue, depression, side effects) but in many cases, incentives have increased adherence and contributed to improved health. Further, TAP builds upon medication adherence as prevention. PLWH who have an undetectable viral load are healthier and less likely to spread infection. The program empowers PLWH by teaching skills to track medication adherence and educating about its importance for health. Participants who are adherent will be entered into a prize drawing.

Learning Objectives:

  • This workshop will discuss barriers to treatment adherence and assess the baseline CD4 and viral load data for the EMA.
  • The service model a. Lottery to win prizes for clients who are treatment adherent b. Enrollment criteria, case manager buy-in and facilitation of the program.
  • This session will discuss methods for assessing program impact (measured program success).


Fran Lawless

Director, Office of Health Policy and AIDS Funding
Ms. Lawless has a MHA from Tulane University and has been working in grants management for over 20 years and in HIV management specifically for 8 years. Under her supervision, the New Orleans EMA has undergone extensive revamping after several devastating hurricanes and has surpassed... Read More →


Jasmine Fournier

Program Monitor, Office of Health Policy and AIDS Funding

Wednesday November 28, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am EST

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