Letters to the EditorHIV and Hepatitis C Virus Screening in the Emergency Department and Linkage to Care During COVID-19: Challenges and SolutionsLara-Paez, George NAa; Zuazo, Miriam NAa; Blumenthal, Jill MDa; Coyne, Christopher J. MDb; Hoenigl, Martin MDaAuthor Information aDepartment of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA bDepartment of Emergency Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA Supported by Gilead-funded Frontlines of Communities in the United States (FOCUS). In the United States, the FOCUS Program is a public health initiative that enables partners to develop and share best practices in routine blood-borne virus (HIV, HCV, HBV) screening, diagnosis, and linkage to care in accordance with screening guidelines promulgated by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), and state and local public health departments. FOCUS funding supports HIV, hepatitis C virus, and hepatitis B virus screening and linkage to a first medical appointment. FOCUS partners do not use FOCUS awards for activities beyond linkage to the first medical appointment. This work was also supported by funds from the National Institutes of Health: MH113477. M.H., C.J.C., J.B., reported grant funding from Gilead Sciences, Inc. The remaining authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: October 1, 2021 - Volume 88 - Issue 2 - p e14-e16 doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002763 Buy Metrics Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.