DELAYS IN LINKAGE TO CARE AFTER HIV DIAGNOSIS POSE BIGGEST THREAT TO TREATMENT ACCESS

 

Following individuals through the cascade of care, from HIV diagnosis to treatment and undetectable viral load, rather than taking snapshots of performance, has led researchers on a major South African study to pinpoint linkage to care after testing HIV positive as the biggest weakness of treatment programmes seeking to achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets, an article in the journal The Lancet HIV reports.

 

The study, carried out through the Africa Health Research institute in the Hlabisa district of KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa, found that less than half of the population with HIV in the district had linked to care within eight years, despite the fact that 82% were aware of their HIV infection.

 

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Tuesday, 3 January, 2017

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