Due to lower costs and faster results, the use of rapid testing is especially practical for testing within mobile clinics and at community health screenings. Rapid testing virtually eliminates this problem, enabling more people to become immediately aware of their HIV status. However, the potential benefits of rapid HIV testing are not without drawbacks.
A series of questions are being posed during the course of this debate. Do we need a better system for the surveillance of HIV infection? Does the current system adequately reflect the scope of the epidemic?
Are accurate data being collected regarding the communities most affected by HIV, and therefore most in need of services? If a different system is appropriate, how should it be implemented? Should the system use unique identifiers?
Is the reporting of names necessary to accurately track the epidemic and plan for service development and delivery?
How does the resolution of these issues affect the development of policies regarding partner notification? If by that you mean should they be tracked, I think they should be.
And I think we could use name reporting to do that. I think that it would be incredibly useful to have a better picture of the epidemic through some form of surveillance. I think that the best way to get a good picture would be through blind surveillance.
If HIV tests are reported, it can be done as efficiently -- if not more efficiently -- through a unique identifier system than through names reporting. The answer to the question is yes, we do need to monitor HIV. When you say HIV transmissionI think what we mean is both the number of newly acquired infections that become identified when people get tested, and also the population of people who know their status, who are in medical care, but who have not yet progressed to AIDS.
So, I think we're talking about getting a picture of the epidemic that includes both of those pieces of information. How to do it is a very complicated issue. There's a variety of things that need to be done. Catherine brought up the sero surveys. That's a very important idea.
We need more of them. GMHC believes that we need to have a surveillance system that does monitor the entire epidemic -- the entire population of infected people. And that it should be done best through a unique identifier. From our position, we see HIV as a sexually transmitted disease.The number of Black or African American women in Georgia with an HIV diagnosis is nearly 13 times that of white women.
75 percent of HIV-positive people will change risky behaviors when they learn their status. And the key to benefitting from life-saving treatments is early diagnosis. HIV Early Intervention Services Website.
Annual HIV infections a and diagnoses b are declining in the United States. The declines may be due to targeted HIV prevention efforts. However, progress has been uneven, and annual infections and diagnoses have increased among some groups.
Crisis intervention as a theory and intervention model, even though it predates the AIDS epidemic, has much to offer to people with HIV infection because this approach addresses social and . The HIV care continuum--sometimes referred to as the HIV treatment cascade--is a model used by Federal, state and local agencies to identify issues and opportunities related to improving the delivery of services to people living with HIV across the entire continuum of .
HIV/AIDS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE GUIDELINES FOR RYAN WHITE ELIGIBLE PATIENTS HIV/AIDS MENTAL GUIDELINES FOR Crisis Intervention _____ 20 Targeted Case Management Services _____ 21 Primary documentation-HIV Diagnosis Form signed by a physician or current Labs.
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