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.
- Community Health Centers Integrate Rapid HIV Screening Into Routine Primary Care, Leading to Significant Increases in Testing Rates
- Hospital HIV Clinic Offers Convenient, Proactive Screening for Anal Cancer, Enabling Identification and Treatment of Precancerous Lesions
- New York State Legislation Leads to More HIV Testing and Linking of HIV-Positive Patients to Followup Care
Also in This Issue:
- Statewide Telehealth Program Enhances Access to Care, Improves Outcomes for High-Risk Pregnancies in Rural Areas
- Transition Coaches Reduce Readmissions for Medicare Patients With Complex Postdischarge Needs
- Community-Driven Clinic for Refugee Women Enhances Access to Comprehensive, Culturally Sensitive Care Across the Reproductive Life Span