Behavioural interventions and nudges to support HIV care continuity during COVID-19: A guide for programs, policymakers and researchers

By  Dr. Sophie Pascoe  Dr. Jacqui Miot  Caroline Mandimika  Lungisile Vezi  Dr. Lawrence Long  Harsha Thirumurthy, Alison Buttenheim, Laura Schmucker and Brendan Maughan-Brown  |  | 

The COVID-19 crisis poses new, and compounds existing challenges to ongoing efforts to combat HIV/AIDS in high prevalence countries, where the expansion of HIV services has saved millions of lives and reduced new HIV infections. Behavioural interventions that address the barriers faced by patients and providers can help sustain this progress and further improve HIV prevention and treatment outcomes.This document provides examples of behavioural insights that can be used to address specific challenges that have arisen during the COVID-19 crisis. We encourage HIV programs to consider these and other ways that behavioural insights can help improve HIV service delivery or influence patient and provider behaviour.

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