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HIV Care Continuum

The U.S. HIV Care Treatment Cascade

The continuum of engagement in HIV care is a framework for understanding the status of HIV care and treatment in the United States (Cheever 2007). An individual person with HIV may go through several stages and may also return to earlier stages of the continuum throughout his/her life (Cheever 2007). In order to understand how HIV care delivery fits into the continuum of care, Mugavero and colleagues created a framework through which care services can be better understood, with the ultimate goal of viral load suppression (Mugavero 2011). Viral load suppression not only improves individual health, but it also reduces HIV transmission on a population level (Das 2010, Montaner 2010).  

Chart data source: Indicator Supplement, In: National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020. December 2016.

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  • HIV-related Journal Articles by AETC-Affiliated Researchers and Faculty, 2019-2020

    Judy Collins's picture

    We close out 2020 by recognizing the productivity of the AETC community despite this year’s challenges and setbacks. In addition to restructuring and reimagining their clinical settings and AETC-related programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AETC members were also researching and...

  • TargetHIV: New Name, New Look

    Nicolé H. Mandel's picture

    It's easier than ever to stay on target. The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) technical assistance (TA) and training website has undergone a major update to make it easier for users to access tools and materials for the RWHAP. The...