Using surveillance data to monitor entry into care of newly diagnosed HIV-infected persons: San Francisco, 2006–2007

@article{Zetola2009UsingSD,
  title={Using surveillance data to monitor entry into care of newly diagnosed HIV-infected persons: San Francisco, 2006–2007},
  author={Nicola M. Zetola and Kyle T Bernstein and Katherine Ahrens and Julia L Marcus and Susan S. Philip and Giuliano Nieri and Diane Jones and C. Bradley Hare and Ling Chin Hsu and Susan Scheer and Jeffrey D. Klausner},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={17 - 17}
}
BACKGROUND Linkage to care after HIV diagnosis is associated with both clinical and public health benefits. However, ensuring and monitoring linkage to care by public health departments has proved to be a difficult task. Here, we report the usefulness of routine monitoring of CD4 T cell counts and plasma HIV viral load as measures of entry into care after HIV diagnosis. METHODS Since July 1, 2006, the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) incorporated monitoring initial primary… CONTINUE READING

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