HIV Continuum of Care

Continuum of care graphicThe 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 living with HIV (PLWH) 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). As there is mounting evidence that treatment of HIV with combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces HIV transmission and HIV incidence (CDC 1994, Cohen 2011, Jia 2012), there has been more of a public health focus on treatment for everyone, and the DHHS guidelines also recently supported this (DHHS 2013). The continuum focuses on several steps of HIV service delivery, including diagnosis, linkage to care, retention in care, ART, and viral load suppression. (Background, Continuum of HIV care among Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients, U.S., 2010.)

This section features resources for HIV clinicians and clinical trainers that address each point along the HIV continuum of care, or HIV treatment cascade. (Image courtesy CDC)

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Day Title
9/26
8th Annual ANAC Conference
9/27
Primary Care of the HIV Positive Individual: It Takes a Village
9/27
2017 Eastern Region HIV/AIDS Fall Summit
9/28
Hepatitis C Virus: Screening, Diagnosing and Treating in Primary Care
9/29
RI ANAC Teaching Day: "Contemporary Issues in HIV: Prevention to Palliative Care"
9/29
The 13th Annual National Conference on HIV/AIDS & Aging
9/29
Optimizing Care for Transgender and Other Gender Non-Confirming Populations
10/3
HIV 101 Through an Interprofessional Lens
10/11
HIV Testing and Counseling
10/12
Finding the Light Within You - The MSM Symposium
10/12
Primary Care of the HIV Positive Individual: It Takes a Village (Martinsburg)
10/12
HIV Test and Counseling Practicum AM Session
10/12
Testing and Linkage to Care for Latinx Populations
Event type: Webinars
10/12
HIV Testing and Counseling Practicum PM Session
10/17
Institute of Human Virology (IHV) Case Conference
10/19
Primary Care of the HIV Positive Person: It Takes a Village (Barboursville)
10/19
Legends and Young'uns: HIV and Women
10/23
National Day of Action to End Violence Against Women with HIV
Event type: Awareness Days
10/26
Dallas HIV Data Summit
11/16
National Rural Health Day
Event type: Awareness Days
11/16
East Bay Linkage and Retention Network Meeting
12/1
World AIDS Day
Event type: Awareness Days
Day Title
9/22
Southwest Alabama HIV Update
9/22
Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and HIV Prevention Conference
9/21
East Bay linkage & retention network meeting
9/20
Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People in the Clinic
9/20
Webcast Wednesday PrEPtember Series: How to Implement PrEP in Primary Care
Event type: Webinars
9/19
HIV and STIs in Transgender Populations
Event type: Webinars
9/18
HIV Update: Daytona Beach Symposium
9/15
2017 Vanderbilt Infectious Diseases Symposium
9/14
Advanced Management Issues in HIV Care
9/13
Webcast Wednesday PrEP~tember Series: PrEP Case Studies - Week 2
Event type: Webinars
9/8
HIV Update: Pensacola Symposium
9/8
6th Annual Rural HIV Research and Training Conference
9/7
Contemporary Management of HIV
9/7
2017 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)
9/6
Webcast Wednesday PrEP~tember Series: Current Perspectives from the Southeast, Week 1
Event type: Webinars
8/25
MS Base: HIV 101: An Introduction to Treatment for the HIV Positive Client
6/9
13th Annual Women & HIV International Clinical Conference (WHICC)
6/8
Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Event type: Awareness Days
6/5
HIV Long-Term Survivors Day
Event type: Awareness Days
6/4
International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) International Conference on HIV Treatment Adherence
5/25
Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS
5/23
Preventative Medicine: 2017
5/22
2017 National Latino HIV and Hepatitis C Conference
5/10
2017 SE AETC Conference: Battling HIV Through the Care Continuum
5/4
New Mexico Annual HIV & HCV Update Conference
5/1
HIV in 2017: Clinical Update and Vulnerable Populations
4/20
American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV)
4/18
National Transgender HIV Testing Day
Event type: Awareness Days
3/31
2017 Amarillo HIV/AIDS Symposium
3/24
American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting and Exposition 2017
3/8
Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) Annual Meeting 2017
3/7
Pediatric HIV/AIDS Training Course
2/23
International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH) Annual Meeting
1/23
The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine – 37th Annual Meeting: The Pregnancy Meeting
1/19
National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities
12/1
World AIDS Day
Event type: Awareness Days