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The HIV continuum of care in the Bahamas in 2014

Pan American Journal of Public Health
Oct 2016
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Summary

Nikkiah Forbes, Glenise Johnson, Arvis Mortimer, Indira Martin,1 Morton Frankson, Kathryn Johnston, Tamara Thompson, and Sharon Weissman

Objective. The HIV cascade of care describes the spectrum of engagement in HIV care from diagnosis to viral suppression (VS). The study objective was to develop a baseline HIV cascade of care for new HIV diagnoses in the Bahamas in 2014.

Conclusions. In the Bahamas, increased efforts are needed to help people living with HIV to link to and be retained in care. VS may remain suboptimal unless ART is scaled up and adherence interventions are included in measures to improve the treatment cascade.