Linkage to Care
Linkage to Care is a transition from HIV Testing to HIV Medical Care. To effectively capture linkages throughout the state, The Office of HIV/AIDS has expanded the number of Linkage Coordinators across the Health Districts, utilizing a systematic networking strategy among health departments. Promptly increasing linkages to HIV medical care to within thirty (30) days of diagnosis and improving retention in HIV primary care. Linkage to Care begins with diagnosis and ends with engaging or re-engagement into medical care.
Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report makes recommendations for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing, which are intended for all health care providers in the public and private sectors, including those working in hospital emergency departments, urgent care clinics, inpatient services, substance abuse treatment clinics, public health clinics, community clinics, correctional health-care facilities, and primary care settings. The recommendations address HIV testing in health care settings only:
Resources for Linkage Case Managers
The following resources can assist linkage case managers with their respective ARTAS and general linkage efforts:
|National HIV/AIDS Strategy (2022-2025)|
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about HIV Linkage to Care, please contact:
Zenora Sanders, M.Ed.
Statewide Linkage and Retention Coordinator
Courtney Eaton, MPA
Assistant Statewide Linkage Coordinator
Page Last Updated 08/30/2023