The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) continues to present substantial health challenges to the global community. We are currently working with our partners to develop new conceptual frameworks and effective privacy-sensitive technologies and approaches in an effort to help address these public health challenges.
Research activities currently underway within this program:
The concept of a “churn effect” has been borrowed from the business sector to describe the process of bidirectional HIV care migration for people going to or leaving certain places to receive HIV care elsewhere. This concept has been helpful in identifying the demographic profiles of groups that have frequently or more intensely experienced the churn effect in specific geographic locations. Furthermore, it underlines the importance of access to consistent care in mitigating adverse health effects.
Identification of facilitators and barriers to the achievement and maintenance of suppression of HIV requires an understanding and appreciation of long-term individual-level HIV care and treatment dynamics. We aimed to identifying these distinct patterns via the concept of HIV treatment careers (dynamic developmental trajectories that people living with HIV experience throughout a lifetime).