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Hospital Successfully Links Recently Released, HIV-Positive Prisoners to Medical, Mental Health, and Social Services, Reducing Recidivism 7/30/2014
A hospital links HIV-positive prisoners to medical care and other social services before and after release to enable successful reentry into the community, leading to enhanced access to these services and less recidivism.
AIDS Care Project Makes Acupuncture Treatment Accessible to People Living With HIV/AIDS 6/4/2014
The AIDS Care Project increases access to free and low-cost acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and shiatsu for underinsured Boston-area residents with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and other conditions.
Attempt Nurse-Led Assessment and Tailored Intervention Did Not Improve Adherence to Medication Regimens in HIV/AIDS Patients 5/7/2014
A nurse-led program did not improve adherence to antiretroviral medications for patients with human immunodeficiency virus who are either homeless or live in marginal housing.
Comprehensive, Patient-Centered Program Incorporates Strategies That Help HIV Patients Maintain Their Health, Leading to Enhanced Adherence, Better Outcomes, and Fewer Deaths 3/26/2014
A multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to care delivery incorporates a variety of strategies designed to offer comprehensive care and encourage the patient–provider connection, leading to enhanced adherence, better outcomes, and fewer deaths.
County Health Department Enacts Systems-Based Changes in Primary Care Sites, Leading to Enhanced Access to Care and Improved Outcomes for HIV/AIDS Patients 3/12/2014
A county health department enhanced access to routine care and improved outcomes by enacting a number of systems-based changes across three primary care sites serving patients with HIV/AIDS, including intensive patient tracking and outreach, flexible scheduling, self-management education and peer support, and renewed emphasis on having an annual comprehensive physical examination.
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2013 National Healthcare Disparities Report 7/30/2014
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.
2013 National Healthcare Quality Report 7/30/2014
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality and access for the Nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress. This report measures trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care.

A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, 2004 Edition 4/9/2014
This 180-page guide addresses several important aspects of primary care and treatment for patients with HIV/AIDS.
A Pocket Guide to Adult HIV/AIDS Treatment: Companion to A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, August 2004 Edition 4/9/2014
This 58-page pocket guide is provided as an information resource to assist physicians and other health professionals in the appropriate treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS.
Initial History and Physical Assessment Form for HIV Patients 3/12/2014
This comprehensive form can be used by health care providers to collect information at the initial interview session for all new patients in an HIV program.
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Last updated: August 13, 2014.