Getting to Zero: Advancing Retention and Re-Engagement in HIV Care Demonstration Project

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Investigator: Edwin D. Charlebois, PhD
Sponsor: Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc.

Location(s): United States

Description

The goal of this initiative is to develop systems and programs to increase retention and re-engagement in care, and viral suppression among people living with HIV in San Francisco. Given our local HIV epidemic, we believe that the following individuals should be a focus of RRS efforts:

  • Individuals with co-occurring conditions such as homelessness, mental health and substance use issues that may challenge their ability to consistently engage in HIV care and treatment.
  • Youth, African American and Latino men and women, transgender persons and the uninsured.
  • Individuals with a pattern of missed appointments or who begin to miss appointments.
  • Individuals who are not virally suppressed, with a priority on people with low CD4s and other co-morbidities.