Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC-Funded HIV Testing: United, States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Atlanta, Georgia 2014.
An 85-page HIV funding and testing guideline issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2014. The document highlights the steps that organizations providing HIV testing and services must follow, upon receiving a HIV positive test result. This process includes uniting the medical and social aspects of HIV care for patients. The document also provides state statistics detailing the percentage of HIV positive individuals who have been linked to care, compared to those who have been lost to follow up.

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A metaanalysis of 8 studies that analyze the use of text-messaging interventions on continued adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART). The 10-page research found that treatment groups which received text messages were more likely to remain compliant with ART compared to control groups that did not receive text-messages. The study elaborates that intervention programs that texted less frequently, but contained content tailored to the recipient’s individual needs, were more likely to be successful. 3. Florida Department of Health. Monthly Surveillance Report. In: Division of Disease Control and Health…
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