BC's ambitious "90-90-90" target for 2020 aims to ensure that: 1) 90 percent of people living with HIV/AIDS are aware of their status; 2) 90 percent of those diagnosed receive sustained treatment; and 3) 90 percent of those being treated achieve viral suppression. Access and uptake from all affected groups in BC would be needed to achieve this. This work aims to identify and study barriers to HIV testing and treatment and reproductive health services (e.g. cervical screening, mammograms, fertility and pregnancy services) among marginalized women living with HIV/AIDS (WLWHA) in BC.
Specific areas of study will include:
The intended outcome of the work is to recommend improved service delivery methods for HIV testing, treatment and reproductive health care with an ultimate goal of informing policies and programming.