Treatment and Care Needs Assessment: People Living with HIV

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Sunday 1st March 2009

An increase in new HIV reports and a dramatic reduction in HIV related deaths, mainly as a result of anti-retroviral therapy (ART), has lead to a significant increase in the number of patients attending HIV treatment and care services in Scotland (2,674 in 2007 compared with 1307 in 2000).

An increase in new HIV reports and a dramatic reduction in HIV related deaths, mainly as a result of anti-retroviral therapy (ART), has lead to a significant increase in the number of patients attending HIV treatment and care services in Scotland (2,674 in 2007 compared with 1307 in 2000).

HIV treatment and care services in Scotland provide high quality, evidence based and BHIVA guideline appropriate ART therapy (as shown by the Key Clinical Indicators on page 38). However, it is important that services are responsive now and in the future, to the challenges of the complex social, psychological as well as physical needs of people living with HIV and their ability to benefit from such care.

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