HIV engagement mentor
Empowering the most complex patients to stay on treatment to increase their chances of a longer, healthier life
Led by METRO Charity, a voluntary sector organisation that wants to see diversity celebrated, difference respected and valued, and where optimum health and wellbeing for all is a collective goal, it involves King’s College Hospital NHS Trust and Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust.
The most vulnerable people who are living with HIV have such challenging lives that they are unable to engage with effective HIV medication and care. We work in partnership to provide holistic support and empower the most complex patients to increase their chances of a longer, healthier life.
Many complex factors can influence whether someone engages in their care. When they disengage they’re not getting the medication that they need to stay well, their viral load increases and their health and wellbeing suffers.
We work together to overcome the issues each person is having so they can get their healthcare back on track, prevent AIDS related illnesses, and ultimately ensure HIV is undetectable for them and can’t be passed on.
We’ve also provided one-off advice and support to 15 non-elligible patients.