Linkage-to-Care Program

The Linkage-to Care (LTC) Program is a standard service to navigate HIV-positive individuals through care after they know their HIV-positive result. The primary goal of LTC is to link the newly diagnosed individual into medical care. Delays in seeking medical care have obvious implications both for the treatment and prognosis of HIV-infected patients and for the further propagation of the epidemic. In recognition of this problem, LTC is the primary prevention/care model that will be utilized to link HIV-infected persons to appropriate medical care, prevention services, local resources, and treatment soon after testing HIV positive.