It is estimated that 20 - 25% of persons living with HIV know they are infected and are not receiving consistent medical care. Combined with the people who are newly diagnosed, there is a great need to focus on linking HIV-infected individuals to available care and treatment. In Florida, we have a number of specific programs that work to connect people to care, and maintain that care over time. The Linkage Team has worked to redefine the culture of those who serve HIV-infected persons, to enlist everyone in the spectrum of services, (case managers, medical providers, prevention providers, etc) to link those with HIV to medical care. We invite community providers, consumers, patient care advocates, clinical staff and others to be a part of the "Linkage Team" as we assist HIV-infected individuals to find a medical home.
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