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Healio: Financial Incentives do not boost HIV Viral suppression rate

By January 24, 2019 No Comments

“Antiretroviral therapy (ART) can substantially improve the health of HIV-positive individuals and virtually eliminate the risk of HIV transmission to others. Realizing the benefits of ART requires treatment upon diagnosis of HIV with high and sustained adherence to a regimen that can achieve and maintain viral suppression,” Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD, of the department of medical ethics and health policy, Perelman School of Medicine and Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues wrote. “Despite substantial progress in scaling up HIV testing services and ART access in sub-Saharan Africa, about 50% of people living with HIV in the region are not virally suppressed.”

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