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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4/28
Kentucky AETC: HIV/AIDS and HCV Conference
5/1
HIV in 2017: Clinical Update and Vulnerable Populations
5/3
HIV/AIDS on the Front Line
5/4
New Mexico Annual HIV & HCV Update Conference
5/10
2017 SE AETC Conference: Battling HIV Through the Care Continuum
5/22
2017 National Latino HIV and Hepatitis C Conference
5/23
Preventative Medicine: 2017
5/25
Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS
6/2
Recognizing the Oral Manifestations of HIV/AIDS and Other STDs
6/4
6/5
HIV Long-Term Survivors Day
Event type: Awareness Days
6/8
Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Event type: Awareness Days
6/9
13th Annual Women & HIV International Clinical Conference (WHICC)
6/9
STD Clinical Update
8/18
ACRN Review
9/7
2017 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)
10/23
National Day of Action to End Violence Against Women with HIV
Event type: Awareness Days
11/16
National Rural Health Day
Event type: Awareness Days
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4/20
American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV)
4/18
National Transgender HIV Testing Day
Event type: Awareness Days
4/11
Back to the HIV Basics
Event type: Webinars
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
9/7
Skills Seminar for Medical Case Managers