As the Covid-19 containment measures ramp up around the world, different countries implement different strategies, and health systems are overwhelmed to varying degrees. Generating high-quality evidence on the impact of Covid-19 and related measures on both the quality of life and the management of HIV in different settings, will help provide guidance for decision-making and better preparedness in case of future pandemics.
In this light, researchers based at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) have designed a small study in collaboration with Sensoa and EATG to investigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on HIV care and the well-being of persons living with HIV (PLHIV).
Aims of the ICPCovid-HIV study:
1. To identify possible consequences of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic on the quality of life of PLHIV
2. To assess access of PLHIV to healthcare services and HIV treatment
3. To compare the impact of different Covid-19 containment measures in different countries on the quality of life and management among PLHIV
4. To identify associations between specific antiretroviral regimens and Covid-19 incidence and/or Covid-19 clinical outcomes
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