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Author Topic: USA: Physicians Are Increasingly Steering People With HIV Toward Treatment  (Read 147 times)

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Offline JimDublin

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So from the 4% deferred during 2014,  in the United States a quarter was due to money or insurance concerns  :( ... I can't imagine what the number is in 2018 but comming from a social heathcare system with free to pacient meds it's somewhat schokking but not surprising

Full write up:

https://www.poz.com/article/physicians-increasingly-steering-people-hiv-toward-treatment

In short: 2009 - 2014

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During the study period, the proportion of people with HIV who received a deferral for ARV treatment decreased from 12 percent to 4 percent.

In 2009, reported reasons for deferring the start of HIV treatment included the health care providerís recommendation (67 percent), feeling healthy (9 percent), medication side effects (7 percent) and other reasons (13 percent), including depression, being worried about adherence to ARVs, denial or drinking or using drugs.

In 2014, reported top reasons for treatment deferrals included the providerís recommendation (40 percent), feeling healthy (14 percent), side effects (7 percent), other reasons (25 percent) and money or insurance :P (25 percent).
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Offline harleymc

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It's just terrifying to see that some health care providers are still urging deferral.

It looks to me like a breach of their Hippocratic oath, certainly grounds to investigate their licence to practice medicine.

 


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