- Promote available testing agencies and modalities to all communities so that clients can identify the best for them, with more frequent efforts in the most at-risk communities.
- Implement ARTAS (Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services) training for those who are doing HIV testing.
- Extend “I Know” training throughout the city, and increase stigma reduction efforts in highly populated places (e.g., schools, health department, drug rehabilitation programs, various facilities [medical, mental health, skilled nursing, rehabilitation], church health fairs).
- Increase at-home testing availability and awareness.
- Partner with large employers (e.g., warehouses,
government), including those with wellness clinics, to host health fairs/outreach services.
- Host annual citywide “Testing Day” with providers and agencies, checking for STIs.
- Create week of free HIV testing through providers’ offices every 6 months.
- Create a memorandum of understanding between SCHD and criminal justice agencies to disclose HIV test results to inmates while incarcerated.
9. Promote the historical development of HIV care by using a timeline to show the progress made in quality of life and medical care over the years.
- Increase education and testing at housing facilities (e.g., senior-living facilities, high rises, apartment complexes, facilities for transitional housing, substance abuse treatment centers, homeless shelters).