Barriers to HIV Care for Adults 50yo+, a Neglected but at-risk Population in Ukraine

Oleksandr Zeziulin
The term of realization
13.04.2018 - 31.01.2019

National Institute of Health

The aim of the progect

Using qualitative interviews with HIV care providers and with 50yo+ patients diagnosed with HIV in the last 6 months, to explore diverse factors that shape HIV risk and HIV care engagement for HIV+ 50yo+, and challenges experienced by HIV care providers in reaching and servicing this population.

Goals and objectives

1) Explore HIV care providers’ views on what factors shape (dis-)engagement with HIV care for their 50yo+ clients newly diagnosed with HIV, what challenges they experience when working with this population group, and how they respond to these challenges.

2) Describe the patient-level factors that shape HIV risk practices and health expectations for 50 yo+ newly diagnosed with HIV.