Barriers to Testing and Treatment for Chagas Disease among Latino Immigrants in Georgia

@inproceedings{Minneman2012BarriersTT,
  title={Barriers to Testing and Treatment for Chagas Disease among Latino Immigrants in Georgia},
  author={Rebecca M. Minneman and Monique M. Hennink and Andrea Y Nicholls and Sahar S. Salek and Francisco S. Palomeque and Amina Khawja and Lauren C. Albor and Chester C. Pennock and J. S. Leon},
  booktitle={Journal of parasitology research},
  year={2012}
}
Background. The lack of testing and treatment of Chagas disease (CD), caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, amongst infected immigrants in the USA increases the risk of serious health complications and transmission (congenital or via blood transfusions). Goal. Our goal was to identify the barriers to testing and treatment of CD and understand the process of seeking healthcare amongst Latino immigrants in Georgia. Methods. In this qualitative study, eleven focus group discussions were conducted with 82… CONTINUE READING

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