Programming Connection

Multidisciplinary programs in HIV care 

Evidence review

Does multidisciplinary care improve health outcomes among people living with HIV and/or HCV? – A review of the scientific literature found that people living with HIV and/or hepatitis C who access the services of a multidisciplinary care team are more likely to achieve optimal health outcomes, and in the case of hepatitis C, a cure.

Evidence briefs

WelTel – Mobile health (mHealth) intervention that uses two-way text messages to connect people with HIV to health care providers.

PositiveLinks – An intensive, time-limited linkage-to-care intervention positively impacts engagement in HIV care

Rapid ART Program for Individuals with an HIV Diagnosis (RAPID) – HIV treatment initiation on day of diagnosis effective and acceptable.

AIMS – A nurse-led adherence intervention improves clinical outcomes in people taking HIV treatment.

Program models

Case study

A comprehensive HIV primary care clinic designed to provide low-barrier health and psychosocial support to people experiencing intersecting barriers to healthcare.

Case study

An intensive HIV treatment access and adherence support program designed to be a one-stop health resource for people living with HIV experiencing significant and concurrent barriers to care.

Case study

An interactive six-week program for people living with HIV where participants learn tools and skills to help them self-manage their health.

Case study

An interdisciplinary clinical team charged with improving HIV testing, engagement, linkage to and retention in HIV care for people who face some of the most challenging barriers to healthcare.