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Expanded and Integrated Testing Grantees Meeting. January 19, 2008 Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Background. History of CDC funding of HIV counseling and testing 2006 CDC recommendations on routine testing in medical settings

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Expanded and integrated testing grantees meeting

Expanded and Integrated Testing Grantees Meeting

January 19, 2008

Massachusetts Department of

Public Health


Background

Background

  • History of CDC funding of HIV counseling and testing

  • 2006 CDC recommendations on routine testing in medical settings

  • Heightened National Response to the HIV/AIDS Crisis Among African Americans

  • Identification of $45M of new federal resources

  • Availability of funds to 26 jurisdictions


Testing grant

Testing Grant

  • Expanded and Integrated Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing for Populations Disproportionately Affected by HIV, Primarily African Americans

  • Goal: to test 1.5 million persons for HIV and identify 20,000 HIV infected persons who are unaware of their status

  • Massachusetts goal: test an additional 10,000 individuals and identify 260 previously undiagnosed persons living with HIV/AIDS 


Application process and selection criteria

Application process and selection criteria

  • Requirement to direct 80% of funds to new, expanded, and integrated testing activities in clinical sites (strange definition)

  • Selected non-clinical sites must have had 12-24 months history of reaching at least 2% seroprevalence

  • Resources must be directed to locations with the highest incidence/prevalence of HIV among black individuals


Expanded and integrated testing grantees meeting

Figure 1. HIV/AIDS in the Five Targeted Cities (2005 data)


Major features

Major features

  • Expand rapid testing

  • Expand number of integrated (HIV/STD/viral hepatitis) testing sites

  • Pilot HIV screening in four tuberculosis clinics

  • Expand mobile outreach screening services

  • Create or expand social network outreach services

  • Expand corrections-based screening services


Further requirements

Further requirements

  • New and innovative activities

  • Maximize receipt of test results

  • Ensure linkage to care, support, and preventive services

  • Provide partner counseling and referral services to all newly diagnosed individuals

  • Yet-to-be-determined data collection and follow-up tracking requirements


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