Helping Your Clients Optimize Their HIV Treatment
For your clients, the most important goal of treatment is getting to an undetectable viral load and staying there.1 But there are other goals beyond undetectable that you can help them achieve. Your clients may also talk to you about how they’re feeling, whether their HIV regimen is affecting their life, and how well they’re communicating with their doctor. These conversations are opportunities for clients to work together with their doctor to find the best possible HIV treatment for them.2
THE HIV OPTIMIZED PATIENT EXPERIENCE (HOPE) STUDY3
A nationwide market research survey was conducted for ViiV Healthcare by Harris Poll during the spring and summer of 2016. It was completed by approximately 1,500 people 18 years of age or older living with HIV. Most of the survey population were actively taking HIV medicines, but it also included those who no longer took them or had not yet started taking them.3
Through the HOPE survey we learned some interesting things about people living with HIV, like how they feel about their relationship with their doctor, how they deal with side effects from HIV medicines, and how HIV treatment affects their lives.3
Gauge HIV treatment satisfaction
Assess patient quality of life on HIV treatment 2
Understand regional differences
Identify gaps and inconsistencies in patient and HCP HIV treatment experiences
Identify drivers of patient switch behavior and HCP switch readiness
One of the things we learned from the HOPE survey was that clients often say they're fine—even when they have real concerns about their treatment. We ask that you use the information we've shared to help get a better perspective on the types of challenges your clients may be facing. Once you know you can further encourage them to talk to their doctor about those challenges so they can work through them together.3
SOME NOTEWORTHY RESULTS3:
These results from the HOPE survey come from 1,404 people who were actively taking HIV medication.
Numbers cited may reflect rounding to the nearest whole number.
1. HIV treatment as prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/art/index.html. Updated June 19, 2019. Accessed July 22, 2019.
2. Making care work for you. HIV.gov. https://www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics/staying-in-hiv-care/provider-visits-and-lab-test/making-care-work-for-you. Updated September 27, 2018. Accessed July 22, 2019.
3. HIV Patient Study Final Report. ViiV Healthcare Presentation. Updated September 7, 2016.
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