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NJ STATEWIDE MOBILIZATION LINKAGE TO CARE THROUGH THE COLLABORATION AND NAVIGATOR PROGRAM. Steven Saunders, M.S. 1 , Loretta Dutton, M.P.H. 1 , Linda Berezny , R.N. 1 , Joanne Corbo , MT (ASCP) 2 , and Eugene G. Martin, Ph.D. 2
Steven Saunders, M.S. 1, Loretta Dutton, M.P.H. 1, Linda Berezny, R.N. 1, Joanne Corbo, MT (ASCP) 2,
Eugene G. Martin, Ph.D. 2
New Jersey Department of Health1, New Jersey HIV Planning Group
UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School2
The Prevention and Care Collaborative Workgroup supports the development of collaborative partnerships between the DHSTS and: Medical Centers, Infectious Disease Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Local Health Departments, HIV testing sites, Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Addiction Services, Medicaid, and all service providers impacting populations disproportionately affected by HIV are also affected by other infections including TB, Hepatitis C virus (HCV), Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and STDs.
AtlantiCare Medical Center, Atlantic City, Atlantic County
Cooper University Hospital, Camden, Camden County
Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, Monmouth County
Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City , Hudson County
UMDNJ, Newark, Essex County
St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, Essex County
St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Paterson, Passaic County
Trinitas, Elizabeth, Union County
Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, Middlesex County
ELIMINATE WESTERN BLOT: IMPROVING THE RTA
Expectation: 100% Notification of Clients
Link and Retain in care at least 85% of clients testing positive
Reduce Transmission from clients testing positive
Rapid-Rapid Testing Site and Treatment Site:
Rapid-Rapid Testing Site & Non Treatment Site – Client Will Be Transported to Care
Category 2: Your testing site is a Rapid-Rapid Testing site, but is NOT an HIV clinical site. You use ClearviewStatPak as the first Rapid HIV test and confirm the positive result by using a second Rapid test (Trinity or OraQuick). Under this category, the client is referred for care to a clinincal site with which your organization has established a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) permitting linkage to care in the same or next business day. The initial testing site will arrange to have the screen positive client transported to the HIV clinical site.
Majority of new patients (543) seen were African American (60%) and male (66%); 21% were Hispanic;
52 2nd rapid HIV tests conducted; 100% positive and enrolled in care
536 other HIV tests conducted, 18% positive and 95% enrolled in care
103 partners tested, 7% positive
337 re-engaged in care; 479 total linked to care