The Enlaces Por La Salud: Finding, Linking, and Retaining Men and Transgender Women in HIV Care intervention, uses a transnational framework to provide intensive services, including one-on-one educational sessions, to help Latino men and Latina transgender women link to and stay engaged in care and treatment. The Enlaces Por La Salud intervention was originally launched by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).
Enlaces Por La Salud served a total of 91 participants. Of the 91 intervention participants, 50 were new to care and 41 were re-engaging in care. At 12-months, 81.3 percent had completed all six intervention sessions; 73.6 percent were retained in care. Additionally, at 12-months, 90.5 percent of intervention participants were virally suppressed (had fewer than 200 copies of HIV per milliliter of blood) and 85.7 percent had undetectable viral loads (so few copies of HIV in the blood that it cannot be detected on an HIV test).
This package of training and implementation tools was developed to assist Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) sites and other organizations/clinics to implement the Enlaces Por La Salud intervention.