HIV survivors in a resource-rich setting: middle-aged and older HIV-infected sub-Saharan African migrant women in Belgium
The population of HIV-infected women is increasing as antiretroviral therapy coverage continues to expand worldwide. Limited research has explored the challenges middle-aged and older migrant women from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) face as they survive and grow older with HIV in a resource-rich setting such as Belgium. These women are likely to be invisible to care interventions that may help them age well with this disease. The aim of this paper is to explore the challenges SSA migrant women face on surviving and ageing with HIV, and understand what helps them to persist in HIV care and management.
Agnes E. Arrey, Johan Bilsen, Patrick Lacor, Reginald Deschepper
Mental Health and Wellbeing Research Group,Mental Health and Wellbeing Research Group,Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases,Mental Health and Wellbeing Research Group