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CAPS Town Hall: Engaging and Keeping HIV Patients in Care
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Presenters: Katerina A. Christopoulos, Elvin Geng, and Gabriel Chamie
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The activity provides results from 3 research studies addressing the question of how to engage and retain patients in HIV services. In particular, it addresses measurement of retention and qualitative assessment of engagement in care, longitudinal results from the San Francisco "test and treat" policy, and a description of a comprehensive community health campaign in Uganda.
Presenters: Katerina A. Christopoulos, Elvin Geng, and Gabriel Chamie

Dr. Christopoulos is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Medicine in the San Francisco General Hospital HIV/AIDS Division at UCSF. She cares for HIV patients in the outpatient and inpatient settings. Her research interests include linkage and retention in HIV care, HIV testing in the emergency department and other medical settings, and acute HIV infection.

Dr. Geng, an Assistant Adjunct Professor at UCSF, uses cohort-based analyses to understand the implementation of multi-lateral efforts to provide care and treatment for HIV-infected patients. His areas of interest are measurement of longitudinal outcomes, loss to follow-up, retention in care, epidemiology of ART start and switch, and causes of early mortality.

Dr. Chamie is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at UCSF and studies tuberculosis in low-resource settings. His most recent work centers around a cluster-randomized control trial of patient engagement and linkage to care in Uganda.