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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



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