A major challenge for ending the HIV epidemic is helping people who are living with HIV to get timely access to care and to stay engaged with care for the long-term (e.g., taking daily medication and regularly attending clinics).
During the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical staff at Barts Health and other HIV clinical services across London observed that many people living with HIV who had previously disengaged from care were contacting them proactively to restart treatment. SHARE is investigating this change in behaviour as part of this research.
Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan, Professor Chloe Orkin and Professor Jane Anderson are leading this research theme.
SHARE will explore the disruptive change brought about by COVID-19 on engagement in HIV care and use the lessons learnt to inform future interventions. This will include:
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