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'Test And Treat' A Strong New Option For New HIVPatients
-Test and Treat started on May 1 in Florida
 
 
  DOH-Broward staffers accompany each of the individuals to a physician for an exam and a pharmacy for a 30-day supply of medication. They will be asked to take the first pill on the spot.
 
DOH-Broward is partnering with registered HIV testing sites, the Broward County Ryan White Part A office, Ryan White HIV primary care providers, hospitals and private physicians to implement Test and Treat.
 
Organizations that have agreed to be Test and Treat providers are Broward Health, Memorial Healthcare System, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Care Resource and the Broward Community and Family Health Centers.
 
May 9, 2017 2:13 PM
 
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/05/09/test-and-treat-strong-option-hiv-patients/
 
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Why Wait? People Can Start Taking HIV Medicine The Day They AreDiagnosed
 
February 14, 2017 1:25 PM Sponsored By Florida Department of Health in Broward County
 
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/02/14/why-wait-people-can-start-taking-hiv-medicine-the-day-they-are-diagnosed/
 
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The Florida Department of Health in Broward County is inviting physicians to join a new HIV program in which people will be offered a medical visit and medication the very same day they test positive for HIV.
 
No more waiting weeks for follow-up tests to confirm the HIV diagnosis, which has been the standard practice. No more waiting for people to make appointments to see an HIV primary care doctor. No more having patients lost to care before their first appointment. The new program called Test and Treat started on May 1, aiming to serve newly diagnosed individuals or those returning to care after a gap in services. It stems from data showing that starting medicine immediately lowers the amount of virus in the blood, which is important for the health of the individual and decreases transmission of the virus. DOH-Broward staffers accompany each of the individuals to a physician for an exam and a pharmacy for a 30-day supply of medication. They will be asked to take the first pill on the spot.
 
DOH-Broward is partnering with registered HIV testing sites, the Broward County Ryan White Part A office, Ryan White HIV primary care providers, hospitals and private physicians to implement Test and Treat.
 
Organizations that have agreed to be Test and Treat providers are Broward Health, Memorial Healthcare System, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Care Resource and the Broward Community and Family Health Centers.

 
 
 
 
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