Certain populations, including men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women are disproportionately affected by HIV. For individuals who also belong to a minority group and/or have a lower socioeconomic status, the affect can be even more severe.

Based on this knowledge, a team of investigators from the University of Illinois at Chicago set out to compare virologic failure among MSM and transgender women receiving HIV care at a community-based model with those receiving care at a hospital-based model. The team found that the community-based model was just as effective as the hospital-based model in providing care to these patients.

The findings of the retrospective cohort study were presented in a poster at IDWeek 2019.

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