HIV Care Continuum & Beyond: A New Era for Asia
There are an estimated 6.0 million people living with HIV in the Asia-Pacific region. A quarter of new HIV infections are among young people aged 15 to 24, and almost all occur among members of key populations and their sexual partners.
Starting in 2021, the HIV Care Continuum & Beyond, an initiative from ViiV Healthcare and partner organizations, including amfAR’s TREAT Asia program, has sought to bolster the response to HIV/AIDS in the region. Composed of a steering committee of experts from six Asian territories—including HIV academics, healthcare professionals, community organizations, and patient advocates in China, Hong Kong SAR, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand—the solution-driven initiative has succeeded in creating a space in which to share and disseminate policies and programs to meet UNAIDS Fast Track Targets for HIV control.
The initiative has focused on four key challenges, both clinical (prevention; testing, diagnosis, and treatment) and non-clinical (stigma and discrimination; quality of life).
Launched with a virtual forum on December 3, the initiative’s white paper, HIV Care Continuum & Beyond: A New Era for Asia, assesses to what extent local initiatives have strengthened the care continuum and details how community engagement has played a vital role in developing and delivering person-centered interventions.
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