Informing the Field: Innovative Strategies in Retaining PLWHA in care


This webinar from AIDS United, will take place on May 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time).

The webinar will feature:

Dr. Michael Mugavero of the University of Alabama Birmingham, renowned national expert in retention, will discuss the HIV care continuum and keeping clients retained in care.

The University of Virginia has worked with AIDS United’s Retention in Care (RiC) program to develop a smartphone application to keep clients engaged in care and is already seeing positive health outcomes for clients in rural parts of the state.

BOOM!Health, also supported by RiC, uses a harm reduction framework to implement a retention intervention for homeless and substance using individuals in the Bronx, who can access medical services, an in-house pharmacy and case management in a one stop shop.

Michael Mugavero, MD, MHSc, is an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) and the Project Director of the UAB 1917 Clinic. Dr. Mugavero’s nationally renowned research focuses on all aspects of HIV health services utilization ranging from diagnosis and initial linkage to care to long-term clinical outcomes with particular emphasis on engagement in outpatient HIV treatment and health care disparities.

Maria Caban, PhD, is Director of Evaluation at BOOM!health and oversees the implementation of the program evaluation, including training of staff and data collection.

Karen Ingersoll, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. Dr. Ingersoll works with clients enrolled in UVa’s Positive Links program.

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Participant Code: 8092514

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