Rapid ART Dissemination Assistance Provider

Rapid ART DAP is identifying and promoting the replication of best practices in providing Rapid Start services as the standard of care for people living with HIV served by Ryan White HIV/AIDS Programs (RWHAP). Rapid Start is also a core strategy to ending the HIV epidemic.

Rapid Start is: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) provided to a person within 7 days of testing positive for HIV or re-engaging in HIV care.

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Technical Assistance

Technical assistance (TA) provided by the SPNS Rapid ART DAP project aims to support the implementation of Rapid Start models, foster replication, and promote Rapid Start as a standard of care for HIV treatment.

TA is designed to link professionals to helpful resources and identify strategies to support practical implementation of Rapid Start services.

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Contact Information

Project Contacts:

Kendall Brooks, MSW
Project Manager
Cicatelli Associates Inc.
Dawn Middleton, BA
Vice President
Cicatelli Associates Inc.
Tony Jimenez, MD, MA
Principal Investigator
Cicatelli Associates Inc.

HRSA Contacts:

PO Name
Tracey Gantt, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC
PO Title
Nurse Consultant, HIV/AIDS Bureau
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PO Name
Marlene Matosky, MPH, RN
PO Title
Chief, Clinical and Quality Branch, Division of Policy and Data
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Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement

Recipient Organization: CAI

Grant number: U90HA39342

Project Period: 09/21/2020 - 08/31/2023