Assessing the Impact of Targeted Screening and Treatment of Diabetes and Hypertension among Adults Living with HIV in Nairobi, Kenya

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Abstract

Individuals living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) today are living longer, thanks to expanded access to antiretroviral therapy (ART); however, this population is therefore increasingly at risk for many age-associated comorbidities. The future health of people living with HIV will therefore depend on the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), with consideration for integrated approaches to screening and treatment becoming increasingly important. This analysis applies a hybrid simulation of HIV and NCDs to examine the impact of providing screening and treatment for hypertension and diabetes at HIV facilities in Nairobi, Kenya. We combine a compartmental model of the HIV epidemic at a population level with a microsimulation of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and explore the impact of various strategies for targeting eligible individuals on ART, by age and gender, to receive NCD screening and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2020
EditorsK.-H. Bae, B. Feng, S. Kim, S. Lazarova-Molnar, Z. Zheng, T. Roeder, R. Thiesing
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages980-991
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781728194998
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 14 2020
Event2020 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2020 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Dec 14 2020Dec 18 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
Volume2020-December
ISSN (Print)0891-7736

Conference

Conference2020 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period12/14/2012/18/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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