HIV

Ira Wilson, Bart Laws, and Omar Galárraga all work on HIV-related topics, including HIV, the use of conditional economic incentives, measuring, monitoring, and improving adherence with HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART), the illness experience and HIV-related knowledge of people living with HIV, and psychological factors and beliefs as correlates of ARV adherence and successful self-management, and interventions to improve physician-patient ART communication. Dr. Wilson was recently awarded a new R01 grant on HIV, aging, and comorbid conditions that involves Drs. Miller, Rahman, Shireman and Galárraga. He has a second, related, R01 that is focused on understanding the quality of care that persons with HIV receive in nursing homes nationally. Galárraga, a health economist by training, has NIH-funded research on HIV, including projects in Ghana, Mexico, Kenya, South Africa and USA related to impact of social health insurance /health reform, cost-effectiveness analyses, and conditional economic incentives for HIV prevention and treatment.