Introducing HIV Outcomes Spain

HIV Outcomes Spain comprises the following members:

  • Dr. María José Fuster Ruíz de Apodaca – Executive Director of the Spanish Interdisciplinary AIDS Society (SEISIDA) and Professor at the Department of Social and Organizational Psychology, The National Distance Education University (UNED)
  • Dr. Jeffrey V. Lazarus  – Head of Research Group  at ISGlobal, Co-Chair HIV Outcomes Europe

With the collaboration of:

  • Executive Members of SEISIDA
  • Isabel Varela Calvo – Assistant Director of the Spanish Interdisciplinary AIDS Society (SEISIDA)
  • Trenton White – Assistant of the Head of Research Group at ISGlobal

Activities & Milestones

The mission of HIV Outcomes in Spain is to improve the health-related quality of life of people living with HIV in Spain; while simultaneously enhancing the sustainability of the Spanish health system. In order to achieve this goal, HIV Outcomes has developed an outreach work plan to:

  • disseminate HIV Outcomes-related information in Spain.
  • hold several virtual meetings with stakeholders and regional authorities from Catalonia, Basque Country, Madrid, Aragon, Valencia, Andalusia and Galicia, to present the HIV Outcomes recommendations and address what needs to be done to implement them at the Spanish regional level.

November 2021

A meeting has been scheduled for 3 November with stakeholders and authorities from the Aragon region. Dr. María José Fuser (SEISIDA) and Dr. Jeffrey Lazarus (ISGlobal and HIV Outcomes Co-Chair) will lead the debate and several regional HIV experts will take part in the round-table discussion.


October 2021

At SEISIDA’s virtual congress (4-6 October 2021) speakers will discuss the status of the HIV fight in Spain. The HIV Outcomes Recommendations will be road-tested in view of implementing these in Spain.


September 2021

A meeting has been scheduled for 27 September in the Valencia region. Dr. María José Fuster (SEISIDA) and Dr. Jeffrey Lazarus (ISGlobal and HIV Outcomes Co-Chair) will lead the debate and several regional HIV experts will take part in the round-table discussion.


June 2021

Two meetings were organised in the regions of the Basque Country (14 June) and Madrid (30 June) to discuss the long-term care of people living with HIV and the impact of comorbidities, stigma and discrimination on their health-related quality of life. Dr. María José Fuser (SEISIDA) and Jeffrey Lazarus (ISGlobal and HIV Outcomes Co-Chair) led the debate, which was joined by several regional HIV experts.


May 2021
  • The first virtual meeting was held on 17 May in Catalonia, in order to discuss the long-term care of people living with HIV and the impact of comorbidities, stigma and discrimination on their health-related quality of life. Dr. María José Fuser (SEISIDA) and Dr. Jeffrey Lazarus (ISGlobal and HIV Outcomes Co-Chair) led the debate, which was joined by several regional HIV experts.  
  • video was developed to introduce the initiative and for social media dissemination: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H48g5si73A

December 2020

The HIV Outcomes recommendations for Spain were projected at the City of Arts and Sciences (Valencia) on World AIDS day (1st December).


November 2020

Publication of the report ‘road-testing’ the HIV Outcomes recommendations on the long-term health, well-being and chronic care of people living with HIV in Spain in 2020. The report relied on evidence from technical documents and scientific articles as well took into account expert opinions by HIV experts in HIV in Spain, including policymakers, academics, physicians and civil society activists: https://hivoutcomes.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/HIV-Outcomes-2021-Report-1.pdf


2019

HIV Outcomes Spain was launched.

This initiative is enabled by sponsorship provided by Gilead Sciences and ViiV Healthcare.