Gaps in the HIV diagnosis and care cascade for migrants in Australia, 2013-2017: A cross-sectional study
Tafireyi Marukutira, Richard T Gray, Caitlin Douglass, Carol El-Hayek, Clarissa Moreira, Jason Asselin, Basil Donovan, Tobias Vickers, Tim Spelman, Suzanne Crowe, Rebecca Guy, Mark Stoove, Margaret Hellard
PLoS Medicine | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Globally, few studies compare progress toward the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Fast-Track targets among migrant populations. Fast-Track targets are aligned to the HIV diagnosis and care cascade and entail achieving 90-90-90 (90% of people living with HIV [PLHIV] diagnosed, 90% of those diagnosed on treatment, and 90% of those on treatment with viral suppression [VS]) by 2020 and 95-95-95 by 2030. We compared cascades between migrant and nonmigrant populations in Australia. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We conducted a serial cross-sectional survey for HIV diagnosis and care cascades using modelling estimates for proportions diagnosed combined with a clinical database ..View full abstract
The authors received no specific funding for this work. TM and CD are supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship for their PhD studies. MH receives a Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. The ACCESS project is funded by the Australian Department of Health. The Kirby Institute receives funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney, Australia.