HIV Decision-Making and Linkages to Care: Research and Practice from Brazil

HIV Decision-Making and Linkages to Care: Research and Practice from Brazil

From 2013-2014, two fellows of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health carried out, and presented, individual research surrounding access to HIV treatment in Brazil. Eliana Zucchi, a doctoral student at Faculdade de Saúde Pública (School of Public Health) at University of São Paulo, Brazil, studied the psychosocial aspects underlying decision-making about HIV testing among adolescents with special attention to the link between human rights and the Brazilian health and educational responses to HIV prevention. Sarah MacCarthy, a postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University, studied empirical findings regarding linkage to care among HIV-positive individuals in Salvador, the third largest city in Brazil and also one of the poorest.

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