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Findings from New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygeine Broaden Understanding of HIV/AIDS




 



2014 FEB 24 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at AIDS Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Immune System Diseases and Conditions. According to news reporting out of New York City, New York, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that persons diagnosed with HIV receive partner services with health department involvement."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygeine, "CDC describes partner services as not only including partner notification, but also linkage to medical care for HIV-infected persons. The New York City Health Department formed a unit in 2006 to expedite partner services."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "We examined the contribution of our HIV partner services program in improving timely linkage and retention in HIV medical care."

For more information on this research see: HIV partner services are associated with timely linkage to HIV medical care. Aids, 2013;27(18):2961-2963. Aids can be contacted at: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 530 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3621, USA. (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins - www.lww.com; Aids - journals.lww.com/aidsonline/pages/default.aspx)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Bocour, New York City Dept. of Hlth & Mental Hyg, HIV Epidemiol & Field Serv Program, New York, NY, United States. Additional authors for this research include T.C. Renaud, C.C.N. Udeagu and C.W. Shepard (see also Immune System Diseases and Conditions).

Keywords for this news article include: HIV/AIDS, RNA Viruses, Retroviridae, New York City, United States, HIV Infections, Vertebrate Viruses, Primate Lentiviruses, North and Central America, Viral Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Immune System Diseases and Conditions

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Information in this article was accurate in February 24, 2014. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.