HIV Outcomes ‘road-tested’ the recommendations on the long-term health, well-being and chronic care of people living with HIV in Spain in 2020 to identify which recommendations could make a significant difference and to identify ways to overcome any barriers to their adoption. To this end, this report has been developed through the review of technical documents, scientific articles and taking into account the opinion of key experts in the response to HIV in Spain. Among them were public authorities, both at the state and regional level, representatives of major political parties, academics, physicians and community activists. The report, which can be accessed here, was supervised by the Steering Committee of the HIV Outcomes project in Spain.
Italy and Sweden
With the aim of focusing European thought-leadership on delivering impact at country level, HIV Outcomes ‘road-tested’ its recommendations on the long-term health, well-being and chronic care of people living with HIV in Italy and Sweden in 2018 to identify which recommendations could make a significant difference in each country and to identify ways to overcome any barriers to their adoption. Learnings from work in Italy and Sweden, and examples of good practices in long-term HIV care from these two countries, were the subject of a report presented in the European Parliament in November 2018.
Germany, Romania and Spain
In 2019, HIV Outcomes undertook similar national activities in Germany , Romania and Spain to tailor the HIV Outcomes recommendations for local implementation. This allowed HIV Outcomes to engage with key stakeholders in these countries on changes needed to address long-term health outcomes and quality of life of people living with HIV. A report compiling learnings from HIV Outcomes activities in Germany and Romania were the subject of a report presented in the European parliament in November 2019. A similar report on the learnings from work in Spain will be published in 2020.
Good practices from Germany, Italy, Romania and Sweden are complemented by other country-level examples in the HIV Outcomes Compendium of Good Practices.