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Hiv testing feasibility and acceptability with low wage immigrant workers

  1. 1. HIV Testing Feasibility and Acceptability with Low Wage ImmigrantWorkers (LWIW)Investigator: Ifeoma UdohProject Partners: Jamila Shipp, Stephanie Cornwell (CALPEP); Christina Grijalva, ScottCarroll (La Clinica de la Raza); Meredith Minkler, Sandra McCoy (UC Berkeley School ofPublic Health)In partnership with the Street Level Health Project - an organization that works to educate DayLaborers on occupational and sexual health and safety, promote civic engagement, and buildcommunity networks – the pilot project will provide regular HIV testing through weekly HIVtesting visits from La Clinica de la Raza counselors. In addition, among low wage immigrantworkers reached by Street Level, information will collected among those who decide to test, andalso among those who decline HIV testing services offered in order to better understand barriersand facilitators to testing among this group. The pilot project seeks to better assess the HIVservices needs of this population with the aim of identifying effective strategies for tailoring andscaling up HIV testing access among this hidden and hard to reach population.The objectives of the pilot are:1) to test a strategy focused on scaling up and improving uptake of HIV testing among lowwage immigrant workers (LWIW) in the Fruitvale District of Oakland, CA betweenOctober 2012 and March 2013;2) to assess risk behaviors, service delivery needs, and barriers and facilitators of HIV andother health services utilization among those who choose to test, and among those whodo not; and3) to develop and strengthen a process for linking LWIW who are HIV positive to careservices at La Clínica.

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