June 27 was National HIV Testing Day, but HIV testing takes place year round. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people are encouraged to learn about their HIV status, with the recommendation that men and woman between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested at least once. For those who do test positively for HIV, it is imperative to have a care team dedicated to providing personalized services and care management, including assisting with financial obstacles so patients can receive necessary medications. For years, our personalized medication management protocols have improved adherence, helping to increase the number of HIV patients who are virally suppressed.
At Curant Health we partner with other providers to improve the health outcomes and lives of our patients, including those with HIV. One of our HIV patients, Robert W., enrolled with Curant Health in January 2014, with a CD4 count of 21 and a Stage 3 AIDS classification. Robert faced financial, mental and physical burdens that were disrupting his treatment and care. Partnering with Curant Health introduced Robert to a team of clinicians and patient care coordinators who worked with his own provider’s team in order to eliminate roadblocks to compliance that were killing him.
Find out more information on our work with personalized medication management programs, here.
To find your local, free and confidential HIV testing center and to learn about HIV testing, visit the below links: