Effects of Psychosocial Factors on HIV Treatment Outcomes for a Population of Men Who Have Sex With Men


In Lima, Peru I worked with the NGO IMPACTA on two research projects looking at treatment adherence. While IMPACTA focuses primarily on HIV patients, the work I did was both with HIV and TB patients and was done in hospitals around Lima. This allowed me to get to know more of the city and more people than I would have met otherwise. The research was supervised by Dr. Rick Altice at Yale and a number of great mentors in Peru, which helped me gain a number of practical skills and ensured that I got the support I needed for the studies.