Perspectives of Chronic Disease Management Among Persons with HIV: A Qualitative Study.
Journal Article (Journal Article)
INTRODUCTION: Persons with HIV (PWH) are living to advanced age as a result of ART. These epidemiological changes highlight the importance of innovating chronic care delivery of PWH, but there is limited research regarding patient preferences for chronic care delivery. METHODS: We conducted in-depth interviews of 20 PWH who receive care at the Duke Infectious Diseases Clinic. Manuscript was coded and we used thematic analysis to identify emerging themes from interviewees' responses. RESULTS: Insights of the interviews revealed a strong affinity of PWH with their HIV providers and a reliance on them for primary care as a result. Participants also expressed a strong preference for receiving NCD care from a single provider, regardless of their current chronic disease care configuration. Participants also stated a willingness to embrace new roles of non-provider HIV clinic staff in their chronic disease care. CONCLUSION: Overall, persons living with HIV prefer consolidation and co-location of their care, and are willing to endure minor inconveniences to accommodate this preference. Efforts towards promoting primary care integration into HIV clinics are warranted.
- Mkumba, L; Muiruri, C; Garg, K; Watt, MH; Okeke, NL
Volume / Issue
- 15 /
Start / End Page
- 49 - 55
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- New Zealand