Linkage to Care

This section contains information that can help you with linkage to care. Testing is only the first step toward achieving the national goal of curbing the HIV disease epidemic. Linking and retaining newly diagnosed patients into HIV care is the goal.

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Downloadable Resources
(Please right-click to download each resource.)

  1. 10 Steps to a Quality HIV Testing Program (SEATEC)
    An important list of issues to consider before starting an HIV testing program.
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  2. Linkage to Care Webinar Recording: Dr. Mugavero (UAB, CFAR, 2012)
    A recording of the June 2012 live webinar hosted by Dr. Michael Mugavero from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in which he addresses testing, linkage to care and early retention in HIV medical care through such examples as ARTAS and Project Connect. This webinar is intended for anyone interested in the challenges in linkage to care and retention to care, particularly those in a clinical setting. See also the slide set used in this webinar.
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  3. Linkage to Care Webinar Slideshow: Dr. Mugavero (UAB, CFAR, 2012)
    These slides were used in a webinar hosted by Dr. Michael Mugavero from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This June 2012 webinar covers testing, linkage to care, and early retention in HIV medical care through examples such as ARTAS and Project Connect. This webinar is intended for anyone interested in the challenges in linkage to care and retention to care, particularly those in a clinical setting. See also the recording of the live webinar, which includes audio and a Q&A portion.
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  4. Health Center Model (NACHC, 2009)
    This document provides a model for how a community health center (CHC) can design a process where everyone 13 to 64 years of age is screened for HIV as a routine part of medical care. The tools and resources referenced were developed, tested, and successfully used by six community health centers participating in a Routine HIV Screening pilot supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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  5. Community Health Center (CDC, 2011)
    More and more community health centers (CHCs) are providing HIV testing. CHCs are important places to offer HIV testing because the patients who receive medical care there are often members of groups that may be at high risk of HIV infection.
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  6. Linkage to Care (MATEC-MO, KC FHC)
    This presentation discusses the CDC’s Antiretroviral Treatment Access Study (ARTAS). The objectives, methods, checklists and findings can be useful in linking patients to care and retaining that linkage.
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