Rapid ART (antiretroviral therapy) is a strategy being adopted by jurisdictions across the U.S. to improve the engagement and retention in care of people with HIV. In this webinar, you learn about innovative Rapid ART strategies in diverse settings, including a program with multiple sites based in a large urban jurisdiction, a program that serves both urban and rural patients, and a small LGBT-focused clinic run by a nurse practitioner.
Our panel of speakers answers these critical questions:
How do we handle patients who want to receive Rapid ART at our site but will receive follow-up care elsewhere?
How can a small clinic with only 1-2 clinicians structure Rapid ART without disrupting other clinical services?
How can programs provide trauma-informed Rapid ART services?
How can clinics help patients/clients under 25 years of age access and benefit from Rapid ART?
This webinar builds on our 90-minute webinar from November 19, 2021, Rapid ART: An Essential Strategy to End the HIV Epidemic.
- Learning Objectives, Agenda (4:45)
Purpose of the webinar, objectives, introductions.
- Why Rapid ART is Standard of Care and Essential to EHE (9:01)
An overview of U.S. rapid programs: evidence and experience, San Francisco Citywide RAPID, Ward 86 Rapid Clinical Program, and more.
- Rapid ART at Howard Brown Health (18:34)
An overview of same day start including testing, linkage to care, medical and Rx, challenges and successes, Rapid ART & young people, supporting young people, outcomes data and more.
- Birmingham/1917 Clinic (31:24)
An overview of Rapid ART at 1917 clinic, trauma-informed approach at 1917 clinic, intersection of rapid ART and TIC, and more.
- Las Vegas/Huntridge (42:42)
An overview of the Huntridge Family Clinic and more.
- Panel Discussion Q & A (52:25)
- TAP-in provides TA for Rapid ART (55:31)