Preferences of Patients with HIV for Differentiated Care in Kenya: A Discrete Choice Experiment
Investigator: Sagar Dommaraju, MS
Sponsor: Global Health Sciences Education
Mentor: Dr. Elvin Geng
Kenya is now home to over 1.6 million persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) and, despite greatly expanded access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), fewer than 40% of PLHIV have achieved treatment success in the form of a suppressed HIV viral load. To improve retention rates for PLHIV in Kenya, several new models of care are being tested. These differentiated care models aim both to streamline inefficiencies in current HIV care and to center care around the unique needs of patients. However, we lack data on what types of novel care models patients would prefer, a key gap preventing programs from deploying these models.