Upon receiving an HIV-positive diagnosis, it is vital to be linked to appropriate medical care as soon as possible in order to gain the full benefits of early treatment. Not only can early linkage to care and initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) improve the health outcomes of patients, but it can also help reduce HIV transmission rates. For these reasons, it is important that health care providers anticipate and address any barriers in linkage to HIV care for their patients who are newly diagnosed with HIV and/or who have fallen out of care.

The following resources can increase providers’ ability to link HIV positive patients to care in a timely manner.

NOTE: This table contains web links external to PCDC.

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