Women make up approximately 18% of the population living with HIV in British Columbia and can face unique barriers to care and antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence, compared with men. As a result, women often are not fully benefitting from the life-saving treatment available to them. Read the latest issue of the HIV Pulse here to learn more about the cascade of care for women living with HIV in BC.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has prepared a Technical Brief examining strategies and approaches to care for women living with HIV/AIDS. The AHRQ recommends the care of women living with HIV/AIDS should: 1) Support patient-centred approaches to managing HIV and co-morbidities; 2) Incorporate patient goals, including quality of life issues; and 3) Integrate biomedical, behavioural, and social interventions.
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