“They treat us as equals, they guide us”: peer navigation for HIV care engagement with men who have sex with men and transgender women in Lima, Peru

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https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2024.412.13198

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HIV, Health Services, Peru

Abstract

Objective. We examine the elements of a navigation program that facilitated linkage of men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TW) to HIV care. Materials and Methods. We conducted interviews with: 20 patients receiving navigation services and 4 peer  navigators with HIV. Results. The work of the navigators contributed to fill a gap in HIV care, providing personalized services to navigate the health system and facilitating the process of linkage to HIV care. Conclusions. Strength-based peer patient navigation may be a useful and feasible strategy to improve linkage to HIV care for MSM and TW in Peru, integrating peer navigators, less vertical services,  and public health strategies with greater community participation.

 

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2024-06-21

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Maiorana A, Lugo E, Hamasaki W, Calvo G, Konda K, Silva-Santisteban A, et al. “They treat us as equals, they guide us”: peer navigation for HIV care engagement with men who have sex with men and transgender women in Lima, Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 21 [cited 2024 Jul. 25];41(2):105-13. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/13198

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