These guidelines encourage integrated models of care that involve an interdisciplinary team-based approach. Team members may be located within the health care setting or be part of a broader network of services in the community.
The care of people with HIV may be shared between specialists and primary care providers. When primary care providers refer patients to specialists and when specialists refer patients to primary care providers, both must be clear on their roles (i.e. the aspects of the person’s care that each provider is responsible for) to ensure the person receives comprehensive care.