Hammitt, James K., Murray, B.R, Kratka, A., Scherr, K.A., Eyal, N., Blumenthal-Barby, J., Freedberg, K., Kuritzkes, D.R., Edifor, R., Katz, M.N., Pollak, K., Zikmund-Fisher, B.J., Halpern, S.D, Barks, M.C. and Ubel, P.A. (2019) What Risk of Death Would People Take to be Cured of HIV, and Why? A Survey of People Living With HIV. Journal of Virus Eradication (n° 5). pp. 109-115.

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People living with HIV (PLWHIV) can reasonably expect near-normal longevity, yet many express a willingness to assume significant risks to be cured. We surveyed 200 PLWHIV who were stable on antiretroviral therapy (ART) to quantify associations between the benefits they anticipate from a cure and their risk tolerance for curative treatments. Sixty-five per cent expected their health to improve if cured of HIV, 41% predicted the virus would stop responding to medications over the next 20 years and 54% predicted experiencing serious medication side effects in the next 20 years. Respondents’ willingness to risk death for a cure varied widely (median 10%, 75th percentile 50%). In multivariate analyses, willingness to risk death was associated with expected long-term side effects of ART, greater financial resources and being employed (all P < 0.05) but was not associated with perceptions of how their health would improve if cured.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: April 2019
Refereed: Yes
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2019 08:37
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2021 13:37
OAI Identifier: oai:tse-fr.eu:123136
URI: https://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/32567
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