Tip Sheets & Guides November 11, 2016

HIV Care Management Brief

This brief is designed to help primary care providers looking to integrate HIV care, by providing overviews of key topics and tips for implementation.

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The medical profession now considers HIV a chronic disease much like Type 2 diabetes. Adherence to a treatment regime, avoidance of risky behavior and careful health monitoring can extend life expectancy considerably, while neglect almost always leads to additional health problems and a reduction of life expectancy. As with all chronic conditions, the primary care provider plays an important role in helping the patient with HIV manage their condition effectively. When primary care providers incorporate HIV into their chronic care management services, people living with HIV/AIDS benefit.

This brief, created by PCDC’s HIP in Health Care team, addresses ways in which primary care providers can provide the best care for their patients with HIV/AIDS.