“Near term” follow-up is the series of visits in the first year after diagnosis and assessment (i.e. 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months). During this period, clinics/practices implement and assess the person’s HIV care plan and conduct any other diagnostics that may contribute to the patient’s overall care, health and wellbeing.
Initiation of antiretroviral therapy
Long term health promotion and treatment of other health issues
Additional population-specific considerations
Men who have sex with men