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Beyond viral suppression of HIV – the new quality of life frontier

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, June 2016
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8 news outlets
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1 blog
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103 tweeters
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4 Facebook pages
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Title
Beyond viral suppression of HIV – the new quality of life frontier
Published in
BMC Medicine, June 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12916-016-0640-4
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jeffrey V. Lazarus, Kelly Safreed-Harmon, Simon E. Barton, Dominique Costagliola, Nikos Dedes, Julia del Amo Valero, Jose M. Gatell, Ricardo Baptista-Leite, Luís Mendão, Kholoud Porter, Stefano Vella, Jürgen Kurt Rockstroh

Abstract

In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) adopted a new Global Health Sector Strategy on HIV for 2016-2021. It establishes 15 ambitious targets, including the '90-90-90' target calling on health systems to reduce under-diagnosis of HIV, treat a greater number of those diagnosed, and ensure that those being treated achieve viral suppression. The WHO strategy calls for person-centered chronic care for people living with HIV (PLHIV), implicitly acknowledging that viral suppression is not the ultimate goal of treatment. However, it stops short of providing an explicit target for health-related quality of life. It thus fails to take into account the needs of PLHIV who have achieved viral suppression but still must contend with other intense challenges such as serious non-communicable diseases, depression, anxiety, financial stress, and experiences of or apprehension about HIV-related discrimination. We propose adding a 'fourth 90' to the testing and treatment target: ensure that 90 % of people with viral load suppression have good health-related quality of life. The new target would expand the continuum-of-services paradigm beyond the existing endpoint of viral suppression. Good health-related quality of life for PLHIV entails attention to two domains: comorbidities and self-perceived quality of life. Health systems everywhere need to become more integrated and more people-centered to successfully meet the needs of virally suppressed PLHIV. By doing so, these systems can better meet the needs of all of their constituents - regardless of HIV status - in an era when many populations worldwide are living much longer with multiple comorbidities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Colombia 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 206 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 36 17%
Researcher 27 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 12%
Student > Bachelor 18 9%
Other 15 7%
Other 41 20%
Unknown 47 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 63 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 26 12%
Social Sciences 15 7%
Psychology 11 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 4%
Other 29 14%
Unknown 56 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 140. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 March 2021.
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Outputs from BMC Medicine
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