Getting to Zero @ Poverello was a new program aiming to reduce our community viral load even further than the 86.1% viral suppression rates achieved for 2016. Funded by Gilead Sciences, this one year project funds peers to use a strengths based approach to bring people into care who are not currently receiving the benefits of highly active anti-retroviral therapies (HAART). Incentives like increased disbursements of food are available through Broward County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Trust Fund and collaboration with the State of Florida’s Forensic Community Linkage program will help our participants get to Zero Viral load in 2017-2018. Results: at the end of the year, our 2627 participants with HIV achieved viral suppression at a rate of 88.31% and increase of > 2%!
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