Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a viral infection that attacks the immune system leaving infected individuals immunocompromised. As the infection progresses, the immune system may weaken to the point of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
While there is no cure for HIV/AIDS, there are medications that suppress the virus and boost immune system activity. Adherence to these medications can improve a patient's quality of life, reduce transmission of the virus to others and prevent drug resistance.
Keheala's behavior change interventions alleviate the burden of the HIV pandemic by addressing the drivers of treatment non-adherence, including community stigmas, a lack of information, motivation and support. Improving treatment adherence and achieving viral suppression leads to better health outcomes, reduced transmission and lower treatment costs without a need for more expensive second or third-line drugs.