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.

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Cited Authors

  • Mkumba, L; Muiruri, C; Garg, K; Watt, MH; Okeke, NL

Published Date

  • 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 /

Start / End Page

  • 49 - 55

PubMed ID

  • 33469274

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7812046

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1177-889X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2147/PPA.S287325


  • eng

Conference Location

  • New Zealand