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Test of an Intervention to Improve HIV Care

2014-08-27 03:14:34 | BioPortfolio

Summary

At Thomas Street Health Center (TSHC), one of the largest outpatient HIV clinics in the country, we developed a structured, theory-based, Patient Mentor Program to improve retention in HIV primary care. Many patients with HIV infection hospitalized at Ben Taub General Hospital (BTGH) do not successfully return to TSHC after discharge from the hospital. The purpose of this study is to test the efficacy of a patient mentor intervention in a 5-year randomized, controlled trial in more than 430 socio-economically and racially diverse HIV-infected patients hospitalized at BTGH. We hypothesize that the intervention will meaningfully increase retention in HIV primary care after discharge compared to an attention control.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

HIV Infection

Intervention

Patient Mentor Intervention, HIV transmission risk reduction

Location

Ben Taub General Hospital
Houston
Texas
United States
77030

Status

Enrolling by invitation

Source

Baylor College of Medicine

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:34-0400

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