This interactive workshop will review updated data and discuss implementation challenges, facilitators, and best practices for routine screening/linkage in an emergency department with urban and rural challenges. Preliminary data from the initial two months (with more than 2,000 patients screened) include .7% HIV (including three acute infections), 7% Hepatitis C (HCV) and 5.2% syphilis.
- Explain the critical role emergency departments play in identifying and treating HIV, HCV, STIs and substance use disorders (SUDs) and ending the HIV epidemic in both urban and rural settings.
- Discuss how AETCs and other Ryan White-funded partners can work with emergency departments and health jurisdictions to help high-risk patients link to or re-engage in high-quality HIV/HCV treatment.
- Consider how your local AETCs, planning bodies, and others can best work with emergency departments and health jurisdictions to maximize health outcomes for the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations in your community.