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.