Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on PLWH
This supplement research is being implemented within the Grant # D43 TW010046 Research Training for Substance Use Mediated HIV Epidemic in Kazakhstan, funded by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health
The goal of this study is to assess how COVID-19 pandemic affected people living with HIV in Almaty, Kazakhstan, including aspects of mental health, adherence to ART treatment, attitude and acceptance against vaccine COVID-19. This cross-sectional study will be conducted among 230 PLWH in Almaty, KZ. These 230 PLWH were previously recruited for a study on mental health and adherence to ART in 2019.
Results of this study will inform development of webinar for KZ’s National AIDS Center health care professionals to improve knowledge on factors that contribute to ART adherence and COVID-19 vaccination acceptance among PLWH in KZ.