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AIDS Research and Treatment
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 137545, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/137545
Research Article

Adapting and Implementing a Community Program to Improve Retention in Care among Patients with HIV in Southern Haiti: “Group of 6”

1The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth College, Lebanon, NH, USA
2Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
3Centres GHESKIO, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
4Hôpital Immaculée Conception, Les Cayes, Southern Department, Haiti
5Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, USA
6United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Les Cayes, Southern Department, Haiti
7Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
8Division of Infectious Disease and International Health, Department of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, USA
9Center for Global Health, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA

Received 13 August 2014; Accepted 12 November 2014; Published 7 December 2014

Academic Editor: Robert R. Redfield

Copyright © 2014 John A. Naslund et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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