Journal article

Social determinants of quality of life among PLHIV in Australia: implications for health promotion.

Gosia Mikołajczak, Graham Brown, Jennifer Power, Anthony Lyons, Chris Howard, Fraser Drummond

Health Promot Int | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2021

Abstract

A cascade of care model is central to contemporary approaches to HIV prevention. The model prioritizes strategies to increase rates of HIV testing and promote early and sustained uptake of antiretroviral treatment (ART) among people living with HIV (PLHIV). The model aims to prevent new HIV transmissions by increasing the number of PLHIV who have achieved HIV viral suppression. However, good quality of life (QoL) among PLHIV has been proposed as an additional goal. This prioritizes the basic right of PLHIV to lead meaningful lives and acknowledges the relationship between better QoL and consistent ART use. A better understanding of factors associated with the QoL can thus inform health promo..

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