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dc.contributorMcAlister, Alfred
dc.contributorZuniga, Julie
dc.creatorShriram, Jahnavi Mahalakshmi
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-07T14:09:41Z
dc.date.available2018-06-07T14:09:41Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2WP9TQ75
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/65290
dc.description.abstractHuman Immunodeficiency Virus is a powerful virus that suppresses patients’ natural immune response to disease, making them susceptible to opportunistic infections that can prove fatal if HIV is left untreated. Though there is no cure for HIV, it is easily treatable by post-infection treatment regimens, composed of antiretroviral medications and comprehensive counseling services, that are highly effective if regularly adhered to. However, several vulnerable populations in the US face barriers to entering and retaining care, and thus bear a disproportionate burden of negative HIV outcomes, including new HIV infection, progression to AIDS, and death. One such population is the Latinx immigrant population, who experience ecological, systemic, and sociocultural impediments to healthy behaviors. The ultimate goal of this paper is to comprehensively characterize major barriers to HIV healthcare utilization facing Latinx immigrants and propose a multi-level model that will improve clinical HIV outcomes of these populations. Focusing on treatment adherence in this transnationally mobile population is an innovative mechanism of addressing the global HIV epidemic, contrary to our current country-by-country strategy of allocating HIV care resources.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofPlan II Honors Theses - Openly Availableen_US
dc.subjectlatinxen_US
dc.subjectimmigrantsen_US
dc.subjecthealthcareen_US
dc.subjectHIVen_US
dc.subjecttreatment adherenceen_US
dc.subjectinterventionsen_US
dc.subjecthealthcareen_US
dc.subjectmigranten_US
dc.subjectmigrationen_US
dc.subjectpopulation healthen_US
dc.titleInterventions to Improve HIV/AIDS Outcomes in Latinx Immigrant Populationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.departmentPlan II Honors Programen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US


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