The Health Goals for Me framework allows HCPs and PLHIV to move from a ‘goal for all’ approach to treatment (i.e. diagnosis, access to ART and viral suppression) towards a ‘goals for me’ (i.e. healthy living with HIV based on what the individual has reason to value).
Accomplishing good QoL for PLHIV is not solely the doctor’s responsibility. PLHIV are often experts of their own condition; regardless of a doctor’s proficiency, only the patient truly knows how they feel.
Therefore, the Health Goals for Me framework is designed to facilitate continuous collaboration between HCPs and PLHIV, ensuring that both stakeholders meet the wider objective of healthy living with HIV.
Learn about the conception of the Health Goals for Me framework in the first chapter of Moving Fourth, where the Moving Fourth Steering Committee developed this initial step toward their vision for healthy living with HIV beyond viral suppression.
Empower each PLHIV to engage with the management of their long-term healthy living
Give back the health status information in a format that the PLHIV can interpret, so they can discuss its relevance to the choice of appropriate intervention in partnership with their HCP
Measurements and feedback are used to establish common goals and a hierarchy of interventions are determined through shared decision making by the HCP and PLHIV
Join us as we discuss Moving Fourth and the Health Goals for Me framework with Mario Cascio, Programme Chair for Quality of Life, European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) in Italy, and patient advocate who has lived with HIV for a number of years.
ART: antiretroviral therapy; HCP: healthcare professional; PLHIV: people/person living with HIV; QoL: quality of life.