Immediate initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) after HIV diagnosis

Danielle GiliauskasCare, Engagement, Interventions Across the Cascade, News, People Living with HIV, Rapid Responses, Slider, Testing

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Questions

  • What are the best practices (including successes and challenges) of immediate initiation of ART after HIV testing and diagnosis?

Key take-home messages

  • The benefits of beginning antiretroviral therapy (ART) soon after HIV diagnosis include improved health outcomes

Effectiveness of and best practices for using contingency management and incentives in hepatitis C infection among people who use drugs

Danielle GiliauskasNews, Other Comorbidities, People who use Drugs, Rapid Responses, Slider, Uncategorized

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Questions

What is the effectiveness of and what are the best practices for using contingency management and incentives to support linkage to care and treatment for hepatitis C infection among people who use drugs?

 Key take-home messages

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A review of structural, process, and outcome measures for supervised consumption services

Danielle GiliauskasCare, Co-infections, Comorbidities, Engagement, News, People who use Drugs, Prevention, Rapid Responses, Slider, Substance Use, Testing, Uncategorized

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Questions

What structural, process, and outcome measures are used to monitor and evaluate the impact of supervised consumption services (SCS)?

 Key take-home messages

  • A 2019 systematic review identified several types of outcomes from scientific literature that guide assessment

Laboratory (non-rapid) HIV testing in the emergency department: Methods, outcomes, and effectiveness

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Questions

  • What does the literature state regarding the methodology, outcome measures, and effectiveness of interventions that provide blood-based laboratory (non-rapid) HIV testing in emergency departments?

 Key take-home messages

  • There is a large body of evidence examining best practices,