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Transitioning newly diagnosed patients with HIV into care

Perazzo, Joseph D. PhD, RN

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000511007.06467.28
Feature: HIV CARE

Abstract: Fewer than half of the individuals in the United States with HIV are receiving the full benefit of treatment. Primary care providers play a pivotal role in creating a pipeline into HIV care following diagnosis. Using interview data and current literature, this article provides recommendations for promoting care initiation for individuals newly diagnosed with HIV.

Primary care providers play a pivotal role in creating a pipeline into HIV care following diagnosis. Using interview data and current literature, this article provides recommendations for promoting care initiation for individuals newly diagnosed with HIV.

Joseph D. Perazzo is a postdoctoral fellow at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

The author would like to thank Dr. Donna Martsolf, Dr. Tracy Pritchard, Rebecca Tehan, Jan Stockton, NP, and Dr. Judith Feinberg for their invaluable contribution to this project.

The author has disclosed that a small research grant for the original study was received from the Sigma Theta Tau International Beta Iota Chapter.

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