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Linking Patients to Care

	HIV Screening. Standard Care. Testing and Linking African Americans and Hispanic/Latino Patients to Care.

Connecting patients diagnosed with HIV to medical care, including antiretroviral therapy and other services, is essential. HIV screening without linkage to care provides little to no benefit to the patient. Consider the resources below for help identifying treatment and services for patients who test positive:

The American Academy of HIV Medicine

www.aahivm.org
202–659–0699
An independent organization of HIV specialists dedicated to promoting excellence in HIV/AIDS care; offers online searching for HIV care providers by location, language, services provided, and types of insurance accepted

The HIV Medicine Association (part of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)

www.hivma/org?Home.aspx
703–299–1215
Organization of medical professionals who practice HIV medicine; online searching for HIV care providers by location, language, services provided, and types of insurance accepted

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (Health Resources and Services Administration)

http://findhivcare.hrsa.gov/Search_HAB.aspx
877–464–4772
Helps people living with HIV/AIDS access the medical care they need but can't afford

AIDS.gov

http://www.aids.gov
A comprehensive Web site that offers HIV treatment guidelines, testing recommendations, and a search tool that finds testing clinics, health centers, housing, and other service providers by ZIP code

National HIV/AIDS Clinicians' Consultation Center

http://www.nccc.ucsf.edu
Warmline: 800-933-3413 (M-F, 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific Time)
HIV Testing e-Inquiry Service: hivtesting@nccc.ucsf.edu
Offers health care providers up-to-the minute HIV clinical information and individualized expert case consultation
Provides expert e-mail consultation for health care providers on HIV testing and linkage-to-care questions (Please do not include any patient-identifying information.)

For additional information, go to Resources for Providers and Resources for Patients.

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