Testing a Novel Data-to-Suppression (D2S) Intervention Strategy in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
Age: Birth - 66+
Healthy Subjects: No
Study Phase: N/A
Recruitment Status: Enrolling by invitation
Start Date: December 15, 2021
End Date: April 30, 2026
- For each stepped-wedge implementation period (Period 0, 1, or 2), clients eligible for trial inclusion must have: (1) ≥1 viral load (VL) test in the report year (evidence that they are in HIV care in NYC); (2) unsuppressed VL (≥200 copies/mL) at last reported VL test during that year; and (3) a reported service in one of the eligible programs/agencies during the report year. In addition, they must still have an open RWPA enrollment in one of the eligible programs and agencies and be presumed living at the time of report generation (two months following the end of the report year on which data are being shared with providers).
- Agencies without current NYC RWPA funding for housing assistance or behavioral health (mental health, supportive counseling or harm reduction) services are excluded. Agencies with <5 clients meeting the above inclusion criteria over three recent pre-implementation sample periods of data are also excluded (due to insufficient numbers of unsuppressed clients). Clients enrolled in NYC RWPA behavioral health or housing programs are excluded from the trial if they are virally suppressed, deceased, or lacking any evidence of NYC HIV care for a full year at the time a D2S report is issued. Given the potential lag in reporting to surveillance and the need to use the freshest available surveillance data for D2S reports, some clients may later be found to have died or to have a VL<200 dated after their qualifying VL≥200 but prior to D2S report generation; such clients will be excluded post hoc from that round of follow-up due to VS at the time of intervention. Similarly, clients later reported (in programmatic data) to have been closed out of all eligible programs before the report issue date will be excluded post hoc.