Factors associated with medication adherence in patients with human immunodeficiency virus in South Korea

Hye Jin Yang, Ji Hwan Bang

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This study aimed to identify the factors associated with medication adherence in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients in South Korea. A cross-sectional study was conducted from six hospitals participating in the Nationwide Specialized Counseling Program for HIV infected patients from 22 February to 10 May 2010. A total of 300 HIV patients have completed a self–administered questionnaire. Among 300 patients, 230 patients had above 95% medication adherence. Binary logistic regression analysis revealed that having medical insurance (p =.003) and a good relationship with the medical team (p=.046) were the main factors affecting medication adherence in HIV patients. In conclusion, medical insurance through the National Health Insurance Service and a good relationship between HIV infected patients and physicians are the main influencing factors that impact medication adherence in countries with low economic barriers to treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1315-1319
Number of pages5
JournalAIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
Issue number10
StatePublished - 3 Oct 2017


  • AIDS
  • HIV
  • medication adherence

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