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The pressure sustained by hospital clinics and infectious disease units during the COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on the ability to offer quality care to chronic HIV patients who need visits and drugs.
In both high- and low-resource settings, people living with HIV are at risk to acquire SARS-CoV-2, and to delay or interrupt treatments and other forms of care.
The ambitious UNAIDS 90-90-90 target aims to ensure that:
- 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status.
- 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy.
- 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression.
In light of these targets, the COVID-19 pandemic is having a disruptive impact on the number of diagnoses, missed consultations, and the delivery of antiretroviral therapy. In addition, SARS-CoV-2 infection is likely to have clinical consequences on people living with HIV, to an extent that is yet to explore.
This new thematic series published in AIDS Research & Therapy aims to explore the clinical presentation and outcomes of COVID-19 in people with HIV, and the impact of COVID-19 on services and treatment outcomes for people living with HIV, in both high- and low-resource settings. Research articles, review articles, and brief reports will be considered. Articles in this collection will shed light on the importance of a resilient healthcare system that is able to guarantee the continuum of HIV care in a public health emergency. Contributions exploring the opportunities offered by telemedicine are also welcome.
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Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2023.
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