In a randomized controlled trial, we tested whether a structured, patient-centered phone call from a clinical officer after HIV testing improved linkage to/re-engagement in HIV care. Among 130 HIV-positive persons, those randomized to the phone call were significantly more likely to link to care by 7 and 30 days (P = .04).
James Ayieko, Maya L Petersen, Annelies Van Rie, Erick Wafula, Wilson Opudo, Tamara D Clark, Moses R Kamya, Laura B Balzer, Craig R Cohen, Elizabeth A Bukusi, Edwin D Charlebois, Diane V Havlir. (2018). Effect of a patient-centered phone call by a clinical officer at time of HIV testing on linkage to care in rural Kenya. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 5(6)