FIU-RCMI Research In Progress Seminar featuring Dr. Daisy Ramirez Ortiz
Friday, May 27 at 12:00pm to 1:00pmVirtual Event
Join us for the upcoming FIU-RCMI Research In Progress Seminar, Multilevel Barriers to Retention and Re-Engagement in HIV Care Among Latino Immigrants in Miami-Dade County, Florida, facilitated by FIU-RCMI Pilot Grantee Dr. Daisy Ramirez Ortiz.
In the U.S., an estimated 41% of Latinos with HIV who were engaged in care at some point are no longer retained in HIV care, increasing their risk for higher viral loads, morbidity and mortality, and transmission of HIV to others. Poor retention in HIV care among Latinos demonstrates the need for evidence-based interventions aimed at addressing barriers to care engagement, particularly for sub-groups such as Latino immigrants who may face more pronounced barriers to care. This pilot project examines multilevel barriers preventing retention and re-engagement in care among Latino immigrants with HIV who are disengaged from care to inform the adaptation of the CDC evidence-based intervention, Antiretroviral Treatment and Access to Services (ARTAS) for re-engagement.