District of Columbia: Rapid, Discreet Care for Those at Risk of HIV
September 14, 2010
Rapid-enrollment HIV/AIDS programs such as the one provided by the District's Whitman-Walker Clinic (WWC) are linked to more voluntary HIV testing, early diagnosis, and earlier start of care -- key targets in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
In 2009, the D.C. Department of Health took note of WWC's program and began urging other clinics to adopt a similar approach targeting anyone in danger of becoming infected or spreading the virus: victims of rape or sexual assault, newly diagnosed patients, patients transferring to/from other providers, and those who have stopped receiving treatment.
09.14.2010; Leslie Tamura
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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