HIV Care Continuum
The HIV Care Continuum provides a model that can be used to monitor progress toward the achievement of objectives outlined in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United Stated (NHAS), released by the White House in July 2010, and updated in 2015. The Care Continuum captures several stages in the care of people living with HIV:
Because we don't have a way to directly measure clinic appointments, HIV laboratory tests reported to the DPH are used as a proxy measure for HIV care visits. For example, having had at least one CD4 or viral load in a 12 month period is taken to indicate at least 1 HIV care visit in a year.
How is Georgia doing?
Of the 49,828 persons living with HIV in Georgia in 2014, 60% had at least one HIV care visit (any care), 48% had at least 2 visits (retained in care), and 46% were virally suppressed (VL <200 copies/ml).
Among the 2885 adults and adolesecents diagnosed with HIV in 2013 in Georgia, 75% were linked to care within 1 month of diagnosis.
For more information on the national Care Continuum and why it is important visit http://aids.gov/federal-resources/policies/care-continuum/
To see the Atlanta Care Continuum by zip code visit our partner website www.HIVContinuum.org
Know you HIV Status. Get tested. Visit http://locator.aids.gov/