Clinical Care Guidelines

for Adults and Adolescents Living with HIV in Ontario, Canada
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2. Initial Linkage to Care and Assessment After Diagnosis

General Recommendations

The patient’s first contact and early encounters with the clinical team (i.e. initial linkage to care and assessment) set the stage for sustained care. In these guidelines, linkage to care is defined as a confirmed care visit, with intake by a nurse, nurse practitioner or physician. Simply referring a patient for an appointment is not considered linkage to care.

    Additional Population-Specific Considerations