Research Study

Determinants of late initiation and treatment interruption in a context of expansion of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in British Columbia, Canada
Principal Investigator 
Robert Stephen Hogg


Body Locations and Systems 
Closed for Recruitment
Study Start/End 
Dec 1, 2013 to Jun 30, 2016
St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver Community
Sarah Kesselring, Research Coordinator
604-682-2344 ext.63237
Purpose of Study 

To identify the clinical, social and cultural determinants of late HAART initiation and to determine the impact of HIV-related care (routine access to care, physician experience, physical and social barriers to care) and use of community-based organizations on HAART uptake and retention.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • BC residents who are over 19 years of age, have been diagnosed as HIV positive, have initiated HAART for the first time within 6 months of completing our baseline survey, and are able to provide informed consent

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