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Walk in Ruhr

Key Challenges

In the WIR clinic, there is insufficient budget or headcount for a number of key roles, such as health advisors and project managers. Clinical Health Advisors (divided into health advisors that are responsible for medical tasks and social matters) play a key role in navigating people living with HIV (PLHIV) into and through the WIR. There is a further unmet need for interpreting services, as there is a high number of people in care for whom German is not their first language (e.g., migrants).

Key Facts

  1. Schätzung der Prävalenz und Inzidenz von HIV-Infektionen in Deutschland, Stand Ende 2014 (2014) Available at: https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/H/HIVAIDS/Epidemiologie/ Daten_und_Berichte/EckdatenNordrheinWestfalen.pdf?__blob=publicationFile (Accessed: 24 February 2017).
  2. HIV/AIDS in Nordrhein-Westfalen Eckdaten der Schätzung (2015) Available at: https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/H/HIVAIDS/Epidemiologie/Daten_und_Berichte/ EckdatenNordrheinWestfalen.pdf?__blob=publicationFile (Accessed: 24 February 2017).