Centralization of HIV services in HIV-positive African-American and Hispanic youth improves retention in care
AIDS Care, 06/20/2012
Davila JA et al. – The percent of patients with no gap in care remained stable at about 80% in the decentralized and centralized eras, but then increased to 96% in the centralized with supportive services era (p=0.04). Results suggest that centralizing youth–specific care and expanding youth services can improve retention in HIV care. These system changes should be considered when resources allow.