Retention in HIV Care

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April/May 2012: Retention in Care

Knowing your HIV status is only part of the battle to becoming well if you have HIV. Connecting to and staying in care is also necessary for a long and healthy life. POZ wants to hear about your experiences trying to access the health care system after testing positive. Please take our confidential survey and let us know what barriers you faced.
 
1. Before testing positive, how often did you visit your primary care physician?
Several times a year
Once a year
Every couple of years
Never
 
2. Where did you get tested for HIV?
Anonymous/confidential HIV testing site
AIDS service organization (ASO)
Community-based health clinic
Emergency room/hospital
General practitioner
Mobile HIV testing van
Ob/gyn
Other
 
3. How soon after taking an HIV test did you learn that you were positive?
Within an hour
Same day
1-7 days later
1-2 weeks later
More than two weeks later
 
4. Did you receive counseling before and after your HIV test?
Yes
No (skip to question 6)
 
5. Was the HIV counseling helpful and informative?
Yes
No
 
6. Were you provided with information on how to connect to an HIV specialist or other health care provider?
Yes
No
 
7. Did anyone ask you about your living situation (housing, finances, transportation, insurance, etc.) and make referrals if you needed assistance?
Yes
No
 
8. Did anyone follow up with you to make sure you saw an HIV specialist or other health care provider?
Yes
No
 
9. How soon after testing positive did you see an HIV specialist or other health care provider regarding your HIV diagnosis?
0-1 month
2-5 months
6-9 months
10-12 months
More than a year
I haven't yet
 
10. If you waited more than a month to visit an HIV specialist or health care provider, what was the reason? (Check all that apply.)
I didn't know whom to see for HIV care
I didn't trust doctors
I didn't want to take medication
I didn't feel sick
I felt ashamed/embarrassed about having HIV
I didn't have health insurance/treatment was too expensive
I didn't have transportation
I didn't have time for appointments
I didn't have childcare
I couldn't get away from work
I was afraid of being criminalized
Other
 
11. Have you ever been treated poorly at your doctor's office or clinic?
Yes
No
 
12. Do you receive emotional support from your family and/or friends in regards to your HIV status?
Yes
No
 
13. What year were you born?
 
14. What is your gender?
Male
Female
Transgender
Other
 
15. What is your sexual orientation?
Straight
Gay/Lesbian
Bisexual
Other
 
16. What is your ethnicity (Check all that apply.)
American Indian or Alaska Native
Arab or Middle Eastern
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
White
(please specify) 
 
17. What is your zip code?



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