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Reinvigorating the response to HIV: lessons and actions from COVID-19



Tuesday 7 to Tuesday 7 December, 2021

This dialogue, held in partnership with ISGlobal, will be an opportunity to bring together a diverse group of health experts and patients to help inform the development of policy and care provision recommendations intended to transform current models of care into patient-centred HIV models, optimising the promise of digital health based on various studies to date. This will mark the start of the development of a roadmap to achieve an integrated/patient-centred HIV digital health consensus statement.

Approximately 37.6 million people across the globe live with HIV. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the risk of reversing the gains made towards ending HIV and AIDS. As the COVID-19 crisis continues, its impact on those living with HIV, and especially those from marginalised and vulnerable groups, needs to be better understood to ensure these people receive appropriate care and support. Failure to do so risks affected populations falling into high-risk categories and potentially poorer outcomes and possibly earlier mortality.

A patient-centred care approach is critical to providing quality care to vulnerable populations both during and beyond the current COVID-19 crisis.  The use of telemedicine and applications of digital health during the COVID-19 pandemic have provided an opportunity to test new approaches to on-going and integrated care and engagement with affected populations.

This meeting is organised in partnership with ISGlobal with support from MSD

Wilton Park reference number: WP2005

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