New York State Legislation Leads to More HIV Testing and Linking of HIV-Positive Patients to Followup Care
A New York State law requires hospitals and primary care providers to offer an HIV test to all patients between the ages of 13 and 64 years, streamlines the consent process, and requires providers to schedule patients with positive results for followup care; the law increased testing rates and helped link HIV-positive patients to care.
Comprehensive, Patient-Centered Program Incorporates Strategies That Help HIV Patients Maintain Their Health, Leading to Enhanced Adherence, Better Outcomes, and Fewer Deaths
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.
Culturally Appropriate, School-Based Education and Support Reduces Likelihood That Latino Teens Will Engage in Risky Sexual Behaviors
A high school–based program provides culturally appropriate education and follow up support to Latino teenagers, leading to reduced likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behaviors.
Community Health Centers Integrate Rapid HIV Screening Into Routine Primary Care, Leading to Significant Increases in Testing Rates
Health centers offer rapid HIV testing to patients as part of routine primary care, leading to a significant increase in testing rates.
County Health Department Enacts Systems-Based Changes in Primary Care Sites, Leading to Enhanced Access to Care and Improved Outcomes for HIV/AIDS Patients
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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A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, 2004 Edition
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
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
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.
Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care
This fact sheet addresses how the differences in the health care that people receive contribute to disparities in health, and what strategies can overcome these differences in care.
Exposure to Blood: What Healthcare Personnel Need to Know
This tool provides health care workers with information about the risks of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens and suggests actions to be taken when such exposures occur.