PATH Project: A Randomized Controlled Trial Preparing Patients to Start Antiretroviral Therapy
The purpose of The PATH Project is to develop and test an intervention to prepare HIV+ men and women who, based on current treatment guidelines, should be but are not currently taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). The immediate goal of the intervention is to address obstacles to ART uptake. The intervention is grounded in the Information, Motivation, and Behavioral Skills (IMB) Model and will consist of:
- One-on-one session.
- Small group workshop led by cross-disciplinary experts and peers.
- Follow-up one-on-one session.
- Booster session provided either at 6 months if a participant has not initiated ART, and/or at the first. sign of initiating ART.