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Easily Accessible, Welcoming Center Enhances Access to Medical and Social Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Homeless Youth 8/27/2014
An easily accessible center offers a safe, welcoming, nonjudgmental environment in which homeless youth, particularly those who identify themselves as being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, can access a wide array of medical and social services.
Counseling and Testing Process Makes HIV Screening a Routine Part of Primary Care, Increasing Testing Rates and Identification of Infected Individuals 8/13/2014
A four-step protocol makes human immunodeficiency virus screening a routine part of primary care, leading to significantly higher testing rates and the identification of more infected individuals.
Mobile Clinic Delivers Culturally Competent Services to Underserved Neighborhoods, Leading to Identification of Untreated Chronic Conditions, Better Blood Pressure Control, and Significant Return on Investment 8/13/2014
A mobile clinic provides screening, education, coaching, and health navigation services to residents of four underserved communities, leading to the identification of many previously undetected chronic conditions, better blood pressure control, and a substantial return on investment.
Sexual Health Clinics Provide Most Test Results via Text Message, Leading to Faster Diagnosis and Treatment, Greater Capacity to Serve Patients 8/13/2014
Sexual health clinics communicate most test results via text message, leading to faster diagnosis and treatment and greater clinic capacity for handling new cases.
Web-Based Triage and Scheduling System Generates High Levels of Patient Satisfaction, Enhances Access to Sexual Health Services 8/13/2014
Sexual health clinics offer patients the option of requesting an appointment for nonurgent conditions via a Web-based system; the program has proven quite popular with patients and, along with other initiatives, has enhanced the clinics' ability to offer appointments quickly and serve new patients.
QualityTools
Act Against AIDS 4/23/2014
The Act Against Aids Web site provides resources aimed at reducing complacency about HIV/AIDS and reducing the risk of HIV infection among at-risk populations. 
New York State Department of Health HIV Testing Resources 4/10/2013
This Web site offers a collection of information and resources on HIV testing from the New York Department of Health AIDS Institute. The resources, for health care professionals, include reports, toolkits, forms, training, and health screening information.
REALtalkDC 11/14/2012
The REALtalkDC campaign is geared towards young people in the District of Columbia (DC). The campaign reaches youth by providing sexual health information online and through a text messaging service that allows users to text "REALtalk" to 61827 to get information on where to get tested in DC.
Frequently Asked Questions About HIV and STD Testing 3/14/2012
This tool provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about HIV and STD testing.
ACTS: Advise, Consent, Test, Support (HIV Counseling and Testing Program) 4/21/2010
ACTS (Advise, Consent, Test, Support) is a user-friendly system of Implementation Guidance for routine HIV testing and Streamlined Counseling that is proven to facilitate significant improvements in HIV testing in both clinical and community-based settings.

Last updated: August 27, 2014.