By the end of this unit, participants will be able to:

  • Define what adherence means
  • Identify common reasons for adherence challenges
  • Brainstorm questions to ask to assess adherence
  • List behaviors and/or activities that may indicate non-adherence
  • Identify some of the barriers that providers, agencies, and the community at large have built that make it difficult to adhere
  • Recognize the types of laboratory tests used to monitor a person’s HIV care and treatment
  • Understand why laboratory tests are important in monitoring health and how they can be used to manage care
  • Understand the concept of drug resistance
  • Understand what types of drug resistance testing are available and when they are used


Lesson plan and handouts (PDF)

PowerPoint slides (PPT)