HIV Treatment Care Continues to Need Inclusion of Prevention Focus

Addressing risk behavior continues to be a need in HIV care. While the engagement of treatment care is critical in establishing adherence markers for optimal clinical outcomes, ongoing support and counseling focused on prevention are needed to address co-infection risk and community health risk with others of unknown HIV status. From the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) published in 2014, an estimated 47.1% of the participants were HIV diagnosed men who have sex with men (MSM) of whom 31.8% had any unprotected anal intercourse and 13.7% had unprotected anal intercourse with a partner with negative or unknown HIV status. Of HIV diagnosed men who exclusively have sex with women (MSW), 14.5% had any unprotected vaginal intercourse; and 9.0% had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a partner with negative or unknown HIV status. Of HIV diagnosed women who have sex only with men (WSM), 22.8% had any unprotected vaginal intercourse and 14.6% had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a partner with negative or unknown HIV status.

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An integrated care model for HIV must address all levels of need. Program implementation and design that lift traditional barriers to care, as well as sensitively address risk behavior and special needs, includes training for all levels of staffing to tackle this multi-dimensional need and system change. SAE is pleased to announce upcoming Solution Tools to address strategic planning and implementation of integrated care models across the service sectors to answer the need of training and development, network collaboration, growth management design, system changes, data management, risk solutions for revenue management, and forming learning communities. Join SAE in building innovations in care!