People living with HIV are dying from high blood pressure.
Globally, nearly half of PLHIV aged 50 and older are estimated to have hypertension.
As they age, people living with HIV are at higher risk of heart disease and stroke than HIV-negative adults—even when their HIV is controlled.
That’s why we’ve developed a toolkit for integrating hypertension care into existing HIV services.
Treating high blood pressure in PLHIV could prevent close to 100,000 deaths over the next ten years
Why integrate HIV and hypertension care?
Integration reduces inefficiencies for health care providers and makes collecting prescriptions and sticking to treatment easier for patients
Including hypertension care improves demand for HIV services, especially for harder-to-reach populations