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What Is the Most Pressing Issue in HIV Care Today?

July 23, 2013


Frank Post, M.D., Ph.D.

Access to Care

"In the [United Kingdom], we have free delivery of HIV care, so patients can access HIV care without having to forgo any resources. What we see is that system is very attractive to patients. They've got high levels of patients engaging in care, remaining in care, high levels of viral suppression and therefore low rates of complications.

"Our impression of the U.S. is that many patients find it difficult to access care or to remain in care, and therefore levels of engagement are much lower, resulting in lots of people remaining at risk of complication and therefore higher rates of complications that are avoidable with better access to HIV care."

-- Frank Post, M.D., Ph.D., Reader in HIV Medicine, King's College Hospital in South London, U.K.

This article was provided by It is a part of the publication The 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013).


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