IMPROVING LINKAGE TO, AND RETENTION IN, HIV CARE IN NORTH CAROLINA: VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON HOME VISITS AS AN ALTERNATIVE MODEL OF CARE DELIVERY
Study participants include 15-20 HIV positive adult patients at Southeastern Regional Area Health Education Center (SRAHEC) clinic and the Wake County Health Department HIV clinic. Ten clinical providers FROM SRAHEC will also participate. The Outreach Nurse (ORN) will meet the patient in the community or virtually and perform a limited history and physical, draw blood for labs, obtain self-collected STD specimens, and begin any required paperwork for clinic eligibility and medication.
The ORN will also provide educational intervention about importance of treatment, discuss control measures and contact information for re-engagement. She will schedule a follow-up appointment for the patient in the field OR in the clinic within 10 days of the initial visit. The ORN may schedule up to four follow-up field appointments per patient over 6 months, as needed.
- Successfully re-engage patients into care through the State Bridge Counsellor Program with the ORN as a direct clinical liaison.
In collaboration with investigators at the University Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Infectious Disease Clinic, this study determined the capacity to text and video conference with the people living with HIV cared for at MUSC to improve linkage to care, retention in care, and patient satisfaction.
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.
Retention and Reengagement in Care of PLHIV Through Physician and Media Delivered U=U Retention in Care Education in Arizona
To aid future research on the effectiveness of the U=U message campaign as a clinical intervention, the aim of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of a clinic-delivered media campaign of the U=U message.