ASHM Report Back
Clinical posts from members and guests of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) from various international medical and scientific conferences on HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexual health.
Optimising Quality of Life- The Fourth 90% and how to include quality of life in guidelines. (Dr G Brown) (Monday 6th November 2017)
HIV quality of life with stigma and treatment adherence has been well established
Quite often we see poor mental health, isolation and co-morbidities associated with stigma and discrimination.
(WHO) declared 90% diagnosed, 90% on treatment and 90% with viral suppression by 2020. We should look at adding another 90% Good health and quality of health.
Overall health testing should be offered at regular intervals in HIV care with the individual referred onto other services as needed, to improve the quality of health
A PoZ QoL survey was developed with 4 domains that included 13 questions about health*
*Psychological, Social, Functional and Health Concerns. with the survey results/outcomes being higher than expected.