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Continuum of care

The HIV Care Continuum in Curaçao

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.086
Synopsis: 
The continuum of HIV care in Curaçao was studied between 2000 and 2010. Overall, 551 individuals were newly diagnosed with HIV-1 infection, of which 367 were linked to care, 267 started cART and 166 achieved viral suppression, representing 30% of all newly diagnosed. To improve the effect of cART, the health care authorities of Curaçao should focus on scaling up HIV testing as well as improving linkage and adherence to care.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the continuum of HIV care and factors associated with delayed entry and start of cART in Curaçao.

Methods: We analysed linkage to care, starting cART and viral suppression after cART for all 551 individuals who were newly diagnosed with HIV-1 infection in Curaçao between 2000 and 2010.

Accepted: 
01 May, 2017
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e-Published: 18 May, 2017

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