Treatment training manual

6. 8 Adherence

It is easy for a mother to forget her own health after the baby is born. For mothers taking HIV treatment, adherence is critical.

Missing doses, or taking them late, increases the chance of resistance.

  • Many women have excellent adherence when pregnant, but find this hard after the baby is born.
  • Many mothers find the best way to remember to take their own ARVs is to link this to when they give the new baby his or her treatment.

Section 3: Adherence – and why it is so important

Last updated: 1 January 2016.