IMPLEMENTATION OF HIV SELF-TESTING (HIVST) AT AN EMERGENCY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT (EMD) IN JAMAICA
This project follows a prospective, pre-post study design and adopts a mix of qualitative and quantitative outcome measures, including interrupted time series analysis. Outcomes include both implementation and effectiveness outcomes, with the primary focus being on implementation. The study is anticipated to begin in June 2021. In total, 600 patients are expected to take part in the study.
- To assess the reach, adoption, implementation fidelity and implementation cost of HIVST in the EMD.
- To evaluate the implementation strategies adopted and evaluate the facilitators and barriers that impact the success of HIVST in the EMD.
- To assess the clinical effectiveness of HIVST in the EMD to capture undiagnosed HIV positive patients and their secondary contacts, and successfully link them to care.
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.
The use of patient reported outcomes to increase viral suppression among Latino msm in the United States
This study investigates barriers and facilitators specifically among foreign and US born Spanish and English-speaking Latino MSM.
The First "90": Feasibility and Acceptability of Implementing Training and Development to Support Successful Adoption of Opt Out HIV Testing in the Emergency and Acute Medical Settings in a Suburban Centre
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.