Daniel Silva (MSIV, Boston University School of Medicine) was a SAPHIR Fellow at Fiocruz in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His SAPHIR research project addressed clinical and socio-demographic factors associated with retention in early HIV care, and the mortality risk associated with poor retention in early HIV care. Prior to medical school he worked with community health programs in Boston and in Mae Sot, Thailand. During medical school, prior to his SAPHIR fellowship, he completed a project describing patient factors associated with household transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Vitória, Brazil. He is currently a resident in the University of Chicago Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics program.
Linkage to care/Retention in care and long-term outcomes among individuals with HIV infection in Brazil
Teixeira da Silva DS, De Boni RB, Lake JE, Cardoso SW, Ribeiro S, Moreira RI, Clark JL, Veloso VG, Grinsztejn B, Luz PM. Retention in Early Care at an HIV Outpatient Clinic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2000-2013. AIDS and Behavior, 2016 May;20(5):1039-48.
Teixeira da Silva DS, et al. Poor retention in early care increases risk of mortality in a Brazilian HIV-infected clinical cohort. AIDS Care. 2016 Jul 27:1-5.
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