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Barriers to HIV testing, linkage to care, and treatment adherence: a cross-sectional study from a large urban center of Brazil

Pan American Journal of Public Health
Sep 2016
2.23 MB

Summary

Sarah MacCarthy, Michael Hoffmann, Amy Nunn, Luís Augusto Vasconcelos da Silva, and Ines Dourado

Objective: Early, continued engagement with the HIV treatment continuum can help achieve viral suppression, though few studies have explored how risk factors for delays differ across the continuum. The objective of this study was to identify predictors of delayed diagnosis, delayed linkage to care, and nonadherence to treatment in the city of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Conclusions: More attention is needed on how policies, programs, and research can provide tailored support across the treatment continuum.