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Thursday, November 29 • 10:00am - 11:30am
G-23 - First Year Results and Lessons Learned From a HRSA/CDC Intervention to Retain Patients in HIV Care (CE)

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Our workshop will present the first year’s results of a jointly funded HRSA-CDC intervention study to improve retention in care rates at six large HIV clinics in the U.S. The study is evaluating the impact of two active intervention arms (Limited and Comprehensive) compared to a Standard of Care arm in a randomized design. We will describe the trial design and each intervention arm’s components. We will discuss strategies used by the retention interventionists to promote retention in care and identify and address barriers to care and unmet needs. This session will address methods used to promote collaboration between the retention interventionists and existing clinic staff (e.g., case managers/social workers, mental health staff) to prevent duplication of clinic services.

Learning Objectives:

  • At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to describe the types of activities performed by the retention interventionists to promote retention in HIV primary care, and activities that promoted continuity of clinic services
  • At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to identify three commonly reported barriers to care or unmet needs that were self-reported by study participants.
  • At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to describe the results of the intervention trial based on the first year of the intervention.


Faye Malitz

Senior Advisor, HRSA/HIV-AIDS Bureau
Faye Malitz is a Senior Advisor in HIV/AIDS Bureau's Division of Policy and Data. She is a co-investigator along with CDC colleagues on HRSA/CDC Retention in Care Project


Jason Craw

Public Health Analyst, CDC/ICF International
Jason Craw is a public health analyst with ICF International in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at CDC. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology from UCLA in 2002 and his MPH from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health in 2005. His previous research... Read More →

Lytt Gardner

Epidemiologist, CDC
Lytt Gardner is an epidemiologist with the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at CDC, Atlanta. He received a MA degree (1973) and a PhD in epidemiology (1981) from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research at the CDC has concerned evaluating... Read More →

Mollie Jenckes

Program Manager, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Ms. Jenckes is a highly experienced Program Manager with substantial experience with HRSA and CDC funded research trials over the past 10 years. This includes administration, clinical, nutrition, and other applications. She is also an intervention nurse with a caseload of non-compliant... Read More →

Thursday November 29, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am EST

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