Social support as a predictor of early diagnosis, linkage, retention, and adherence to HIV care: results from the steps study.

@article{Kelly2014SocialSA,
  title={Social support as a predictor of early diagnosis, linkage, retention, and adherence to HIV care: results from the steps study.},
  author={J. Daniel Kelly and Christine W Hartman and James Graham and Michael Anthony Kallen and Thomas Peter Giordano},
  journal={The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC},
  year={2014},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={405-13}
}
Social support predicts adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in some settings but has not been well studied in persons newly diagnosed with HIV infection as a predictor of success through the cascade of HIV care. One hundred sixty-eight persons newly diagnosed with HIV completed the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey at diagnosis, and 129 were successfully followed for more than 12 months. Outcomes were earlier diagnosis of HIV infection, linkage to care, retention in care, ART… CONTINUE READING

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