Factors associated with retention in care for persons living with HIV in non-urban Western Colorado
The vast majority of people living with HIV are not retained in regular care, although retention in care is critical to reducing HIV-associated morbidity and mortality. Current research on retention in HIV care is heavily focused on urban populations. Informed by a theoretical framework and existing literature, we explored predictors of retention in care and viral suppression (HIV RNA PCR ≤ 200 copies/mL) among English- or Spanish-speaking people living with HIV in a predominately rural region of Colorado. Retention in care is defined as no missed visits (“no shows”). Through surveys and ...
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