Behavioral Intervention Improves Treatment Outcomes Among HIV-Infected Individuals Who Have Delayed, Declined, or Discontinued Antiretroviral Therapy: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Novel Intervention

@article{Gwadz2015BehavioralII,
  title={Behavioral Intervention Improves Treatment Outcomes Among HIV-Infected Individuals Who Have Delayed, Declined, or Discontinued Antiretroviral Therapy: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Novel Intervention},
  author={Marya Viorst Gwadz and Charles M Cleland and Elizabeth Applegate and Mindy Belkin and Monica Gandhi and Nadim Salomon and Angela Banfield and Noelle Regina Leonard and Marion Riedel and Hannah Wolfe and Isaiah Pickens and Kelly Wagner Bolger and DeShannon Bowens and David Perlman and Donna Mildvan},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2015},
  volume={19},
  pages={1801-1817}
}
Nationally up to 60 % of persons living with HIV are neither taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) nor well engaged in HIV care, mainly racial/ethnic minorities. This study examined a new culturally targeted multi-component intervention to address emotional, attitudinal, and social/structural barriers to ART initiation and HIV care. Participants (N = 95) were African American/Black and Latino adults with CD4 < 500 cells/mm3 not taking ART, randomized 1:1 to intervention or control arms, the… CONTINUE READING