Barriers to Care 27% encountered barriers to receiving HIV care since first positive 27% couldn’t afford a usual source of care 27% didn’t know where to find regular HIV care 7% couldn’t get a regular appointment anywhere 20% no HIV doctors in their area 7% didn’t feel the need to seek treatment for HIV 40% Other
Very Poor “Changed appt. without notifying client” Poor “Not enough help” Fair “Negative staff attitude” “impersonal”
Quality of Care cont. Good “Still alive” “Staff cares about you” “Dr is sincere” “I feel I have access” Very Good “Dr. touches me” “Staff are very courteous and attentive” “Support services are interrelated” “Dr and staff are respectful”
Accessing HIV Rx and Healthcare 2% client crossed the Mexican border 2% client purchased through a recycling program No one purchased non FDA approved drugs No one crossed the Mexican or Canadian border for HIV health care. 41% regular dental care since tested positive
Pregnancy since HIV+ 28% (5) of the female respondents had been pregnant since first testing positive for HIV All said they were pregnant only once since testing positive 80% (4) received prenatal care 60% (3) learned of their HIV status during pregnancy
Pregnancy since HIV + cont. 40% (2) were tested during the labor/delivery of their pregnancy 60% (3) didn’t take antiretroviral Rx during the pregnancy 40% (2) didn’t take antiretroviral Rx during their labor 60% (3) of the babies received antiretroviral Rx after birth Two of the children are infected with HIV.
Sex Practices & Characteristics 5% crossed the Mexican border to meet sex partners 7% used the internet to meet partners for sex 4% of clients considered themselves to be on the “down low”
Drug Use 27% of clients used non-injecting drugs in the past 12 months Two thirds (10) of those clients used marijuana in the past 12 months 8 of the 10 clients used marijuana for medicinal purposes. No one went across the Mexican border for illegal drugs
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