Expanded HIV Testing for Disproportionately Affected Population

Sponsor: City and County of San Francisco

Location(s): United States


This program is a cooperative agreement program for health departments to increase HIV testing opportunities for populations disproportionately affected by HIV –– primarily (1) African American and Hispanic men and women, and (2) men who have sex with men (MSM) and injection drug users (IDUs), regardless of race or ethnicity –– and increase the proportion of HIV-infected persons in these populations who are aware of their infection and are linked to appropriate services. The program is also intended to identify strategies for leveraging resources to maximize the yield and sustainability of routine HIV screening programs in healthcare settings (for example, working with participating healthcare facilities to implement strategies for obtaining reimbursement for HIV screening from 3rd party payers, promoting routine HIV screening in healthcare facilities not directly involved in the program).