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Consensus statement on the role of health systems in advancing the long-term well-being of people living with HIV

Authors
  • Lazarus, JV
  • Safreed-Harmon, K
  • Kamarulzaman, A
  • Anderson, J
  • Leite, RB
  • Behrens, G
  • Bekker, L-G
  • Bhagani, S
  • Brown, D
  • Brown, G
  • Buchbinder, S
  • Caceres, C
  • Cahn, PE
  • Carrieri, P
  • Caswell, G
  • Cooke, GS
  • Monforte, AD
  • Dedes, N
  • Del Amo, J
  • Elliott, R
  • And 25 more
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2021
Source
UPCommons. Portal del coneixement obert de la UPC
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Abstract

Health systems have improved their abilities to identify, diagnose, treat and, increasingly, achieve viral suppression among people living with HIV (PLHIV). Despite these advances, a higher burden of multimorbidity and poorer health-related quality of life are reported by many PLHIV in comparison to people without HIV. Stigma and discrimination further exacerbate these poor outcomes. A global multidisciplinary group of HIV experts developed a consensus statement identifying key issues that health systems must address in order to move beyond the HIV field’s longtime emphasis on viral suppression to instead deliver integrated, person-centered healthcare for PLHIV throughout their lives.

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