Approximately 7% of people living with HIV who are on treatment make the decision to stop taking their medication at some point. PAART (Predictors of Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy) is a two-year study designed to determine what factors (attitudes, beliefs, finances, health etc.) accompany that decision. Identifying these factors may help determine future policies to help more people living with HIV remain on their treatment.
A collaboration between social and medical researchers, and state governments, the PAART study is being conducted at up to 20 sites across Australia. These sites will be a mix of HIV specialist clinics, sexual health clinics, hospital outpatient clinics, and GP clinics.
If you’d like to take part in PAART please contact Krista on 02 8382 2668 or at Krista.Siefried@svha.org.au.
PAART is an initiative of the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) with University of NSW and St Vincent’s Hospital.