New evidenced based recommendations for people initiating HIV care were recently released by a panel chartered by The International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care. The full article can be found at: http://www.annals.org/content/early/2012/03/05/0003-4819-156-11-201206050-00419.full
The recommendations published in the article can be summarized:
Recommendation 1: Systematic monitoring of successful entry into HIV care is recommended for all individuals diagnosed with HIV (II A).
Recommendation 2: Systematic monitoring of retention in HIV care is recommended for all patients (II A).
Recommendation 3: Brief, strengths-based case management for individuals with a new HIV diagnosis is recommended (II B).
Recommendation 4: Intensive outreach for individuals not engaged in medical care within 6 months of a new HIV diagnosis may be considered (III C).
Recommendation 5: Use of peer or paraprofessional patient navigators may be considered (III C).
For more detail and rationale for these recommendations please consult the article.
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