Research shows that the HIV positivity rate in jails is 3 times higher than the national average and that about 15% of people living with HIV pass through jail at some point in their lives. Health departments and community based organizations can play essential roles to increase HIV testing and linkage to care in jail settings as part of efforts to End the HIV Epidemic.
In this webinar, the panelists present state of the science strategies, policies and interventions to halt the spread of HIV that can be implemented in jail settings and what can be done to assist those leaving incarceration to link them to care in their communities in order to stay healthy and virally suppressed.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand the need and opportunity to provide HIV testing and prevention services in jail settings
- Understand how to leverage existing HIV programs to implement linkage with correctional settings and CBOs
- Learn best practices to engage clients in HIV Testing, prevention, and care
- Asa Clemenzi Allen, MD, San Francisco Department of Public Health
- Cinzia Ayite, Denver Public Health
- Deborah Wyatt-Oneal, RN, MSN, MFT, California Prevention Training Center