Across Europe there is an ongoing need for information and enhanced awareness regarding the need for and benefits of starting Antiretroviral therapy early and in relation to new treatments for Hepatitis C. This information is supported by new, evidence-based rationales and is reflected in current European Treatment Guidelines. The educational resources provided by treat.info Community Interest Company are aimed, in particular, at those people who are living with HIV and their health care providers.
treat. info sees the person living with HIV/AIDS as a sophisticated consumer of medical care rather than an individual who is a powerless recipient of medical intervention. Feeling knowledgeable helps people to feel empowered and control of their health and enables productive engagement with health care professionals in which an individuals’ needs and preferences can be prioritised.
In order to be empowered treat.info recognises that people living with HIV need a range of resources from which to gather information about the treatment options available and to have an understanding of the research evidence for these. We aim to contribute to enabling people living with HIV to make informed and confident decisions about treatment by providing up to date and adaptable educational resources, accessible free of charge, to both people living with HIV and to their Health Care Providers.
Our Europe-wide Advisory Board members are experienced advocacy workers and their opinions are actively sought and considered in the development of our resources and in our future planning. Now in our third year the treat.info programme provides downloadable slide sets and presentation notes, giving information on the history of and rationales for treatment, what to expect from therapy and advice on building therapeutic relationships with health care providers. All our resources are provided in lay-terminology, presented from a peer /advocacy perspective, via a visually appealing and accessible format. The treat.info website also has built-in feedback opportunities and workshops are evaluated to ensure efficacy and acceptability.
We hope you find our website and its contents useful!
The treat.info toolkit at a glance
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