Clinical Care Guidelines

for Adults and Adolescents Living with HIV in Ontario, Canada
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3. Near Term Follow-up After Initial Asssessment

“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.

General Recommendations

Initiation of antiretroviral therapy

    Ongoing monitoring

      Long term health promotion and treatment of other health issues


        Additional population-specific considerations


          Men who have sex with men