December 5, 2023
Using Telehealth for HIV Care
It’s critical for providers to understand the complexity of a patient’s daily life and support them with quality care.
Regular appointment attendance can help patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) slow the progression of the disease, reduce risk of transmission, and improve health outcomes.
Factors like time and transportation challenges, the stigma surrounding HIV, and a shortage of HIV care providers can make following a care plan difficult.
Incorporating telehealth into a primary care practice can overcome these barriers by giving patients a sage, convenient way to access HIV prevention and care services.
In recognition of the recent World AIDS Day, HRSA’s best practice guide has resources to use telehealth for HIV.
Included in the guide:
- Telehealth and HIV diagnosis
- Treating HIV through telehealth
- Preventing HIV with telehealth
- Responding to HIV with telehealth