Motivational interviewing among HIV health care providers: Challenges and opportunities to enhance engagement and retention in care in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lina Bofill, Stephen M. Weiss, Mar Lucas, Alejandra Bordato, Analia Dorigo, Graciela Fernandez-Cabanillas, Ines Aristegui, Maria Lopez, Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, Deborah Jones

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In Argentina, providers' response to motivational interviewing (MI) to improve engagement and retention in care among challenging patients with HIV was evaluated. Twelve HIV care physicians participated, and their video recordings pre- and post-MI training were also obtained. One week post-training, 11 of the 12 participants were committed to using MI strategies during consult session. Of the 12 participants, 9 demonstrated appropriate utilization of MI techniques and change in HIV education provided during consultation (Z = -2.375, P =.018). Motivational interviewing appears to be a viable strategy to enhance engagement and retention in challenging HIV-positive patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-496
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015



  • Argentina
  • HIV
  • adherence
  • motivational interviewing
  • retention in care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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