Reciprocal Innovation – Establishing and HIV Clinic in Austin Indiana2022-04-29T11:19:07-04:00

Establishing an HIV Clinic in Austin, Indiana

Principal Investigator Dr. Kara Wools-Kaloustian; Dr. Diane Janowicz
International Collaborator(s) Prof. Sylvester Kimaiyo
Project Type
Project Title Establishing an HIV Clinic in Austin, Indiana
Priority Area Infectious Disease
The Intervention This project utilized the public health approach to HIV care developed in the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare in Kenya and applied it to the HIV outbreak in Scott County, Indiana
Key Facilitators During reciprocation in the U.S. the financial and logistic support of the Indiana State Health Department to rapidly role out the intervention was key
Target Population The target for reciprocation was a rural group of injection drug users newly infected with HIV. The population was predominately >18 years, white, and heterosexual. The LIMC population resembled the U.S. population with respect to poor access to healthcare services, rural residence and lower SES
Process to Implementation The physician who developed the standardized clinical protocols for the HIV care program in Kenya educated the U.S. based implementing physician in the approach to standardized care of patients and assisted her in developing the approach to Scott County. The U.S. based clinician then implemented this approach.
Key Stakeholders Indiana State Health Department, CDC, the local primary care clinic
Scaled or Transferred? No
Type of Research Implementation Science was utilized. The implementation outcomes assessed were effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance
Published Materials Scott County, Indiana HIV Outbreak. 90-90-90 Meeting, Durban South Africa 07/17/2016 Janowicz DM. HIV Transmission and Injection Drug Use: Lessons From the Indiana Outbreak. Topics in Antiviral Medicine. 24(2):90-92, 2016 Jul/Aug
Year Funded

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