Dana Van Gorder

AIDS Policy Research Center

UCSF, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF), and Project Inform have created an AIDS Policy Research Center (APRC) to conduct timely research to help policymakers, planning councils and community organizations address the HIV epidemic in the State of California. The center is supported with funds from the California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP).

Testing & link to care

Can HIV testing plus linking HIV+ people to care and treatment reduce HIV transmission?

Why is this an important question?

Despite major progress against HIV, 21% of HIV+ people in the US are unaware that they are positive1 and an estimated 33% of those who know they are HIV+ are not engaged in care and treatment for their infection.2 Another 38% of newly diagnosed HIV+ individuals test so late that they receive an AIDS diagnosis at the same time as, or within one year of, learning they are positive.3 There were an estimated 56,300 new HI

Testing & link to care

Despite major progress against HIV, 21% of HIV+ people in the US are unaware that they are positive and an estimated 33% of those who know they are HIV+ are not engaged in care and treatment for their infection.Another 38% of newly diagnosed HIV+ individuals test so late that they receive an AIDS diagnosis at the same time as, or within one year of, learning they are positive. There were an estimated 56,300 new HIV infections per year between 1996 and 2006.