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Social Determinants of Health Debated at USCA 2018

To enroll and retain people with HIV in treatment, physicians and HIV care providers need to acknowledge the social determinants of health and the barriers that keep patients, especially young people of color, out of care.

Published
04 September 2018
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
Zambia: Patients With HIV Will Forgo Short Wait Time, Travel Distance to Access Nice Providers

Patients with HIV indicated a strong preference for “nice” over “rude” providers and a willingness to wait 19 hours more or travel 28 miles farther to see nice rather than rude providers.

Published
03 September 2018
From
American Journal of Managed Care
Patient Navigation Associated With Positive Outcomes in HIV

Patient navigation programs in HIV care are positively associated with HIV care continuum outcomes such as maintenance of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and retention in care, according to a study published in AIDS.

Published
30 August 2018
From
Clinical Advisor
Sometimes Nice Guys Finish First: Preferences for HIV Care in Zambia

As a healthcare patient, what would you sacrifice for a provider with a nice—rather than rude—attitude? For HIV patients in Zambia, the answer may surprise you. According to findings of a study published August 13, 2018, in PLOS Medicine, HIV patients in Zambia were willing to increase wait time and travel distance—and accept significant reduction in medication—in order to access a healthcare provider with a nice attitude.

Published
15 August 2018
From
UCSF News Services
New HIV diagnoses in Chicago hit record low

It appears Chicago is winning the fight against HIV. Chicago saw a 55-percent decrease in people newly diagnosed with the virus in 2016 compared to 2011.

Published
13 August 2018
From
WLS-TV Chicago
Prince Harry joins Elton John to launch HIV campaign targeting men

The billion-dollar project “MenStar” will target men living with or at risk of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, which has been ravaged by AIDS since the 1980s.

Published
25 July 2018
From
Reuters
TAC: ARV treatment education best way to bring down HIV infection rates

An activist organisation, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), says that for South Africa to further decrease the rate of new HIV infections more needs to be done to curb treatment defaulting for persons on the ARV treatment programme.

Published
18 July 2018
From
Eyewitness News
mHealth App for HIV Patients Proves the Value of 'Warm Technology'

An mHealth app designed by researchers at the University of Virginia for newly diagnosed HIV patients is proving that 'warm technology' - personalized and personal - can have an impact on patient engagement and care management.

Published
03 July 2018
From
mHealthIntelligence.com
Everyday racism hinders Indigenous women with HIV from accessing care: study

Indigenous women living with HIV experience everyday incidents of racism that impede their access to care disproportionately to other groups, according to a study involving more than 1,400 women across Canada.

Published
22 June 2018
From
Globe & Mail
Data Collection Is Revolutionizing HIV Surveillance and Care, but at the Cost of Privacy?

Increasingly, public health and other medical providers -- health insurers, pharmacists, etc. -- either have data systems that speak to each other or have access across different institutions. The revolution in data collection has given public health a new set of tools to address HIV and other infectious diseases, but questions about how these data are used and whether they have the potential to cause harm will likely lead to burgeoning debate.

Published
15 June 2018
From
The Body Pro
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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