In today’s society we need to consider exactly what are the crucial outcomes for people living with HIV (PLHIV.) We need to refocus our efforts to consider those health and social outcomes– that require attention from the wider healthcare community if they are to become a reality. Our goal is to take a more patient-centred and comprehensive view to the care, management and treatment of PLHIV.
In the vast majority of cases the current targets for treatment and care for PLHIV often focus on achieving and maintaining viral suppression as the key outcome. This remains crucial for the fight against HIV at a global level, and is reflected in the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets for HIV diagnosis, treatment and viral suppression, which were adopted in the WHO Global Health Sector Strategy on HIV, 2016-2021.
We believe that by improving the long-term health and the social participation of PLHIV we can make a significant contribution to aid a better quality of life. ViiV Healthcare’s global initiatives seek to explore the impact of HIV, and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in particular, with a more holistic view to uncover solutions that optimise outcomes for PLHIV, the broader HIV stakeholder community and society.
Through the application of implementation science in HIV, we are looking to thoroughly explore the real world health and economic benefits of interventions aimed at reducing gaps in the provision of treatment. This will help to measure the impact of HIV strategies from an economic perspective, as well as to illustrate positive impacts on the quality of life and wellbeing of PLHIV.