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Our studies focus on closing gaps along the HIV prevention and care continuum using implementation science.

Results:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Using financial incentives to engage and retain people living with HIV (PLHIV) with the goal of contributing to viral suppression represents a promising approach for exploration in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area.

JAMAICA

This study is the first attempt to implement the distribution of HIV Home-based Self-Testing (HIVST) within an emergency medicine setting to increase the coverage of HIV screening and the subsequent linkage to care of PLHIV in Jamaica.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Effects of Nurse-Delivered Cognitive Behaviour (CBT) on Adherence and Depressive Symptoms in People Living with HIV in South Korea.

AUSTRALIA

This initial demonstration project established the feasibility and viability of the implementation of a peer navigator program to support PLHIV.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The PROgress study assessed the value and feasibility of implementing patient-reported outcomes (PROs) within routine HIV care at two North American outpatient clinics.

UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND

In an effort to increase early diagnosis of HIV and improve linkage to care, this project evaluates the impact of a comprehensive training package to support opt out HIV testing.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Mobile health strategies have the potential to connect health care entities and patients, augment in-clinic interactions, and improve access. Investigators at the University Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Infectious Disease Clinic hypothesize that the capacity to text and video conference with HIV-infected persons cared for at MUSC will improve linkage to care, retention in care, and patient satisfaction.

AUSTRALIA

This study is an extension of the initial PNP demonstration project and aims to assess the implementation of a Peer Navigator Program across up to six different clinical healthcare environments and assess the acceptability, adaptability, and sustainability of the strategies, and the effectiveness of these strategies in regard to patient and service outcomes.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U) message was launched in early 2016 by a group of persons living with HIV (PLHIV) to dismantle HIV stigma, encourage treatment uptake, adherence, and motivate patients to stay in care. Findings from PARTNER2, the second phase of the PARTNER study, provided conclusive evidence that U=U is as applicable to gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men as it is to male-female couples.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

This randomized controlled trial demonstrated how a series of brief, online mindfulness audio lessons can improve mental health outcomes among older PLHIV (aged 50+) who report some degree of loneliness.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

This study aims to encourage adherence and retention in care by utilizing a system of clinical decision support system (CDSS) alerts to identify people living with HIV who are at risk of being lost to care.

SPAIN

As part of this study, health workers at the Hospital in non-HIV-Infectious Diseases areas and local NGO are trained to identify Chemsex and HIV-STD signs and symptoms, in order to increase diagnostic screenings of this high-risk population.

BRAZIL

This study demonstrated how the effective implementation of a clinical care monitoring system increased the number of patients engaged across the care continuum and improved patient outcomes.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

This study investigates barriers and facilitators specifically among foreign and US born Spanish and English-speaking Latino MSM.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

This study aims to determine whether using a concierge ‘ride-sharing’ service (i.e., Lyft) increases the likelihood that HIV patients with transportation barriers will be retained in care and will also assess patients’ satisfaction with the concierge Lyft service.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The Implementation Science team worked to evaluate the patient experience in the MORE program and evaluate MORE’s impact on ART adherence among HIV positive medical patients of Whitman-Walker Health who have inconsistent attendance to appointments.

FRANCE

The OPTICARE program is studying the impact of a multidisciplinary individualized support program dedicated to patients either lost to follow up or in a highly frail situation; the goal is to support retention in care and help control viral replication.

AUSTRALIA

In collaboration with La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and other partners, we continue to support the development, evaluation and dissemination of a short, validated HIV specific quality of life measure (PozQoL) to help researchers, clinical practitioners and program evaluators to assess the needs of PLHIV

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The “Real-world Insights of PLHIV Shared through Electronic devices” (RISE) study was a cross-sectional survey designed to obtain an up-to-date understanding of the impact living with HIV has on patients’ lives in the US.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a specific intervention to retain HIV positive patients in care and within the same health care system. 

ZIMBABWE

In this study, a retrospective analysis of existing data sources will be completed, allowing for a comprehensive description and evaluation of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on national prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services and on specialised neonatal care at the local level.

CANADA

The Chronic Viral Infection Service (CVIS) at McGill University Health Centre have developed a risk-informed two-step algorithm to identify patients lost to follow-up, who should be targeted for re-engagement into HIV care Algorithm, suboptimal adherence, virologic failure, resistance, secondary HIV transmission, adherence, retention, lost to follow up, reengagement

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

As part of an effort to re-engage patients into care, this study determined the effectiveness of using an outreach nurse as a direct clinical liaison through the State Bridge Counsellor (SBC) Program

UGANDA

The Innovation and Implementation Science team and the Positive Action team at ViiV Healthcare are collaborating with various international partners to evaluate the acceptability, feasibility, and adoption of implementation strategies in influencing paediatric HIV service delivery outcomes in three African countries.

ITALY

The RELAPP study is focused upon developing an algorithm for general practitioners in Italy to identify earlier those at risk of HIV.

ARGENTINA

As a part of this project, video-consultation through telemedicine (VCT) is utilized to help to buffer the negative impact of COVID-19 on the HIV treatment cascade in Argentina.

SOUTH AFRICA

Research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been concentrated to China, Europe, and the US. In low resource settings across sub-Saharan Africa where the epidemic is newly emerging, the potential impact of SARS-CoV-2 may be far more severe.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Retention and reengagement in care of PLHIV through physician and media delivered U=U retention in care education in phoenix, Arizona

Our partnerships

Our partnerships

We are proud to partner with multiple organizations that work to prevent HIV and improve the lives of people who live with HIV.

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