The goal of this project is to test a social network intervention aimed at improving (or maintaining) engagement in HIV care among adolescent and younger adult Black MSM and transgender patients. The social network intervention includes recruitment of individuals from the social network that serve a supportive function and motivate these individuals to drive adherence to HIV primary care: retention to clinic appointments and adherence to antiretrovirals. This study is a randomized trial funded by the National Institutes of Health. For more information contact Kate Jaffe.
The Expanded HIV Testing and Linkage to Care Program (xTLC) institutes routine testing programs in disproportionately affected populations in Chicago. We collaborate with community-based organizations and hospitals to ensure that HIV testing and subsequent linkage to care becomes a standard and unstigmatized part of health care.