Wednesday, April 01, 2015
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Routine Universal Screening for HIV - Linkage to Care, also knowna s RUSH-Link, promotes a sustainable routine HIV screening program in healthcare facilities. In doing so, it increases the number of persons who receive HIV testing among disproportionately affected populations and ensures that all persons who test positive for HIV are linked to medical care, partner services, and additional HIV prevention services.
The Kansas City CARE Clinic is the program coordinator for RUSH-Link and provides testing sites with the necessary test kits and supplies, and assists them with patient data submission. Additionally, we collaborate with other organizations on the development and implementation of testing venue procedures and protocals, training staff on routing HIV testing to ensure that the Linkage to Care system is in place for all patients that test HIV positive.