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TLC+: Best Practices to Implement Enhanced HIV Test, Link-to-Care, Plus Treat (TLC-Plus) Strategies in Four U.S. Cities

August 2011

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Acknowledgements

Project Inform thanks Mark R. Vogel, MA, for researching and writing the document and the following individuals in the four jurisdictions profiled for providing data and insight into their TLC-Plus Programs: Moupali Das, MD, MPH, San Francisco; Michael Saag, MD, Birmingham; Jennifer Sayles, MD, Los Angeles; and Tiffany West, MD, and Terrence Young (Community Education Group), Washington D.C.


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