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Social Networks Testing: Case Study, Overview, and Replication Tips

July 2017

HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)

This evidence-informed model demonstrates that members of high-risk groups are often more effective at identifying and recruiting HIV-positive and at-risk individuals than traditional testing and outreach models.

The guide is aimed at health care providers, social support providers, and technical assistance trainers across all health settings. This intervention was initially implemented in a Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program-funded site, so those grantees who may be seeing similar populations, and who are facing similar challenges, may also benefit greatly.

Contents:

  • Intervention steps at-a-glance to provide an overview of featured activities
  • Resource checklists outlining necessary capacity for replication
  • Staffing table with personnel overviews
  • Narrative sections to walk readers through processes for replication

The Social Networks Testing focuses on the Diagnosing HIV continuum of care step, and is part of the Improving Health Outcomes: Moving Patients Along the HIV Care Continuum and Beyond series that includes a fuller manual, additional case studies, pocket guides, and TA webinars.

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