Background: Stigma affects access and treatment outcomes in men who have sex with men. We assessed the effect of novel community health worker-Led antiretroviral therapy delivery (CLAD).
Methods: A retrospective cohort study of routinely collected data was conducted. We used the t-test to compare the mean adherence to scheduled drug refill appointments before and after implementing CLAD.
Results: The mean adherence to drug refill was 1.4 (+/- 0.7 SD) of monthly scheduled refills before CLAD and 4.7 (+/- 1.2 SD) of monthly refills in CLAD (P <0.001).
Conclusion: The CLAD model was more effective for drug refill appointments than a regular HIV clinic.
- Anti-HIV Agents/therapeutic use
- Community Health Workers
- HIV Infections/drug therapy
- Homosexuality, Male
- Medication Adherence
- Pharmaceutical Preparations
- Retrospective Studies
- Sexual and Gender Minorities