“I was scared dating… who would take me with my status?”- Living with HIV in the UTT era in Johannesburg, South Africa

By  Tembeka Sineke  Dr Dorina Onoya  Idah Mokhele  Refiloe Cele  Shubhi Sharma  Smangele Sigasa  Mandisa Dukashe  Laila Hansrod  Robert Inglis  Rachel King  |  | 

Despite South Africa’s rollout of Universal Test-and-Treat (UTT) in 2016, many people living with HIV (PLHIV) still experience gaps in ART uptake, adherence, and retention. We sought to understand how PLHIV perceive their HIV status in the UTT era, if there are any challenges, and how their experiences differ from individuals diagnosed with HIV at earlier stages of the epidemic.

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