Increase the number of nontraditional testing sites

Pillar: Diagnose
Goal: Reduce by 75% HIV-related disparities and health inequities by 2025.
Strategy: Increase the number of nontraditional testing sites.
Target: Adolescents, African Americans 15-35 years old, Aging community, Everyone, Heterosexual, Latinx 15-35 years old, Transgender women/men, Young adults

Key Activities:

High Priority and Disruptively Innovative

  1. Partner with local universities/colleges to support HIV
    testing for student orientation, start of each semester, and
    homecoming events; share information with campus health
    clinic and student organizations (e.g., student government
    association, Greek-letter fraternities/sororities).
  2. Use technology by enlisting university students to create
    an app to locate testing facilities and linkage to care (link
    to hotline), and put QR codes on home mail-in test kits to
    provide instructions.
  3. Test and offer education at places where hundreds gather:
    community events, car shows, rodeos, concerts, festivals,
    bars/nightclubs, barber/beauty shops, nail salons, grocery
    stores, assisted living facilities, retirement communities,
    and large retail stores (e.g., Sam’s, Costco, malls). Example
    events: “Be Safe Barbecue” at apartment complexes, “Dine
    & Diagnose” dinner after worship service at the churches.
  4. Partner with local organizations (e.g., alumni African
    American Greek-letter sororities/fraternities, youth service
    organizations [e.g., Boys and Girls Club, Youth Villages]) to
    support testing events and to increase education.
  5. Offer HIV testing in specialty clinics (e.g., Kroger, Shot Nurse).
  6. Train and educate organizations (e.g., Memphis Fire
    Department, ambulance services, faith-based organizations,
    and other community organizations) to participate in the HIV
    continuum of care (e.g., testing, education, Rapid testing,
    SSP, following up regarding linkage to care) and provide the
    option to choose where they would like to contribute to fit
    their level of comfort.

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(Reported annually, locally monitored more frequently)

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