Re-engagement in HIV Care: A Clinical and Public Health Priority.

  title={Re-engagement in HIV Care: A Clinical and Public Health Priority.},
  author={Richard M. Grimes and Camden J. Hallmark and Kellie L Watkins and Saroochi Agarwal and Marlene L McNeese},
  journal={Journal of AIDS & clinical research},
  volume={7 2}
As many as 40-50% of persons living with HIV (PLWH) who once were in HIV care are no longer in care. It is estimated that these individuals account for over 60% of HIV transmissions. So, preventing the leaving of care and re-engaging PLWH with care are crucial if the HIV epidemic is to be brought under control. Clinicians can improve retention by keeping in close contact with patients. Governmental public health agencies have great expertise in finding and engaging in care persons with sexually… CONTINUE READING