Trauma-Informed HIV Care Interventions: Towards a Holistic Approach

Monique J. Brown, Oluwafemi Adeagbo

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Purpose of Review: The prevalence of trauma is higher among people living with HIV compared to the general population and people living without HIV. Trauma may be a major barrier in attaining HIV treatment outcomes, such as linkage to HIV care, engagement in HIV care, adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART), and viral suppression. The purpose of this review was to highlight trauma-informed interventions that are geared towards improving treatment outcomes among people living with HIV. Recent Findings: Recent studies suggest that a trauma-informed approach to developing interventions may help to improve treatment outcomes, such as engagement in care and adherence to ART. However, studies have also shown that depending on the operationalization of usual care, a trauma-informed approach may result in similar outcomes. Summary: Very few studies have examined the impact of trauma-informed interventions on HIV care and treatment outcomes. Additional research is needed on the acceptability, feasibility, and efficacy of trauma-informed interventions among affected populations such as older adults, and racial/ethnic and sexual minorities living with HIV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-183
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent HIV/AIDS Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022


  • Adherence
  • HIV
  • Interventions
  • Trauma
  • Viral suppression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases


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