SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.34 issue1Definition and history of Advanced Practice NursingProfile of scientific production of national nursing on wounds author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Revista Cubana de Enfermería

Print version ISSN 0864-0319On-line version ISSN 1561-2961


ESPINOSA AGUILAR, Anibal; AVILA SANCHEZ, Mario  and  GIBERT LAMADRID, María del Pilar. An updated conception adherence to antiretroviral treatment. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2018, vol.34, n.1, e1410.  Epub Mar 01, 2018. ISSN 0864-0319.


Adherence to antiretroviral treatment is important to keep in mind for maintaining the health of patients with HIV/aids aspect. This category is approached by different authors, so an evaluative analysis of their referents approaches from international and national context is necessary.


To systematize the term adherence to antiretroviral treatment, considering their relationship in the current health conditions of vulnerable populations such as patients with AIDS.


Adherence, treatment, antiretroviral therapy adherence: content analysis of documents, which included original and review articles published from 1997 to 2015 in SciELO, Medisur, medigraphic and redalyc, with the following keywords performed. They were identified and reviewed 40 items, of which 24 were useful and monographs from various magazines that allowed the logical historical analysis of the evolution of the category.


The inquiry on adherence to antiretroviral treatment allowed operationally define this category, few authors who addressed; however, problems that challenge the health of patients with HIV/aids in the Cuban context condition the need to promote the updating of knowledge in correspondence with the international situation.

Keywords : Adherence; treatment; antiretrovirals; adherence.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )