Case Finding

Articles: 3

  • Addiction Recovery and HIV: Finding Synergy

    When we talk about HIV and drug addiction, we most often focus on injection drug use (IDU) as a risk factor for HIV transmission. While only 2.6% of the country’s population over the age of 13 reports having injected drugs at some point during their lives1, approximately 10% of new HIV...

  • HIV and the Patient’s Sexual History – How Well Do You Ask, Screen, and Intervene?

    How can we, as practitioners, prevent HIV infection from occurring?  Recently [October 2011] I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Michael Saag from the University of Alabama at Birmingham present during the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Annual conference in Boston on “30 Years of...

  • Mapping Out the HIV Epidemic

    How can mapping the HIV epidemic help healthcare providers talk to patients about getting tested?

    An estimated one in five individuals living with HIV in the United States don’t know they are infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (...