HIV Screening and Care for HIV-Positive Patients

HIV Screening and Care for HIV-Positive Patients Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 50,000 people in the United States become infected each year with HIV, yet many are unaware of their HIV status because they have not been tested. Easily accessible testing for HIV and other related health risks can ensure that those who need it receive treatment in a timely way.

The featured Innovations describe a program that integrates HIV screening into routine care at community health centers, a New York State law that promotes HIV testing in routine care, and a program that provides proactive anal cancer screening to HIV-positive patients, who are at high risk of anal cancer.

The featured QualityTools include information, intake forms, and educational materials for HIV-related health care, housing, and supportive service providers; and resources for use by State health departments to increase HIV testing on a statewide level.

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