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A.Toni Young. CEG targets Wards 6, 7 & 8 community aiming to increase: HIV testing; HCV testing; Knowledge about HIV/AIDS, HCV, S.A; Utilization of HIV/HCV.

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1 A.Toni Young

2 CEG targets Wards 6, 7 & 8 community aiming to increase: HIV testing; HCV testing; Knowledge about HIV/AIDS, HCV, S.A; Utilization of HIV/HCV treatment, substance abuse treatment programs, and mental health care; Workforce skills; Collaboration among primary care and support services throughout the DMV region.

3 Enlist and train CHAMPS Referrals to ancillary services HIV/HCV CTR services Provide individuals with intensive training to gain employment skills Referrals for continuity of care services Increase collaboration among primary care and support services agencies HIV/HCV Confirmatory Testing Assistance Social Network Testing Model Health Belief Model Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change Substance Abuse Support Groups

4 2,824 rapid HIV tests 75 preliminary positive results (2.6%) 0 linked to care

5 6,487 rapid HIV tests 153 preliminary positive results (2.4%) 146 linked to care (96%)

6 10,480 rapid HIV tests 175 preliminary positive results (1.7%) 168 linked to care (96%)

7 Model: Normalize Attitudes and De-Stigmatize HIV Screening CEG uses peer/paraprofessionals to provide linkage to care services CEG reports it may take up to 10 attempts before someone agrees to engage in medical care These clients had CD4 counts ranging from 22 – 1,081 with a mean CD4 count of 508 Paper published in AIDS by DC DOH and GWU indicates cohort studied and followed between 2004 – 2008 experienced 57.4% viral suppression Dissemination  2011 abstract approved for CDC National Prevention Conference poster presentation  2012 abstract approved for IAC poster presentation  Project supported in part by Gilead Sciences HIV FOCUS initiative

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13  Developer that had way more knowledge and control that didn’t allow us to be able to foresee any issues  Federal partners and CDC-having them grant us to access

14 Contact A. Toni Young 3233 Pennsylvania Ave, SE Washington DC,


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