There are more than 50,000 people living in Georgia who are HIV positive. Of those people, 45 percent are not in care. Even more concerning is one out of five HIV positive people in Georgia don’t know they are HIV positive. Finding sustainable HIV treatment and care is the single, most important connection HIV positive individuals can make.
In an effort to reduce those critical numbers, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has launched the Georgia CAPUS Care Portal. The CAPUS Care Portal is a clearinghouse for all information related to HIV/AIDS in the State of Georgia. The portal is administered by DPH’s HIV Prevention program and is the result of two years of planning and creation.
CAPUS, which stands for Care and Prevention in the United States, is a three year, cross-agency demonstration project led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that aims to create more efficient and more effective systems to improve HIV testing, linkage to and retention in care, specifically targeting highest risk minority populations.