Duo Project: Relationship Factors and HIV Treatment Adherence
The DUO Project investigates how relationship factors are associated with adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART). Based on recruitment feasibility and the epidemiology of the HIV epidemic in the San Francisco area, HIV+ seroconcordant and serodiscordant male couples are included in the study’s three phases:
- Phase 1. We conducted a qualitative investigation of relationship dynamics and partner tactics related to HIV medication adherence.
- Phase 2. We developed a medication adherence-specific measure of partner support, including specific tactics informed by Phase 1.
- Phase 3. We are conducting computer-assisted structured interviews of 300 couples to Validate the adherence-specific measure of partner support developed in Phase 2 and.