Adherence to antiretrovirals is critical for longterm
effective therapy with first-line medicines.
This important study describes how groups from
the International Network for the Rational Use
of Drugs in East Africa developed and tested
simple facility-based indicators to measure
adherence. The report below demonstrates that
such measurements can be reliably performed,
meaning that adherence defined in different
ways can be routinely reported. This work also
demonstrates the value of operational field
research carried out by national researchers and
health workers within a network.