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Bagels and Research

Typically held monthly during academic semesters, Bagels and Research presentations highlight community-based research on the UW campus. Presenters included graduate students, faculty/staff and community partners.

This series showcases the breadth of community-based research on campus by providing in-depth examples of current research as it relates to students learning outcomes, community impacts and theoretical exploration.

A qualitative interview study with people living with HIV, community pharmacists, and social workers

Adati Tarfa, PharmD, MS
Graduate Student
Health Services Research in Pharmacy

When: Thursday, May 6 at 9am
Where: Zoom Link

People living with HIV are often lost to follow-up care after receiving a positive HIV diagnosis. Patients lost to care experience higher mortality rates, poor quality of life, and are responsible for 43% of new HIV transmissions.

The goal of this study is to explore collaborative practices between social workers and community pharmacists to address the barriers to retention in HIV care within the community setting. The study used semi-structured one-on-one interviews guided by a patient-centered medical home model to examine patients’, pharmacists’, and social workers’ perspectives of barriers to and facilitators of retention in HIV care.

Directed content analysis was used to analyze the stakeholder interviews. The findings of the study can be used to inform how community pharmacists can deliver care to people living with HIV in collaboration with social workers to improve patient retention in HIV care.

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