Normalize HIV testing

Pillar: Diagnose
Goal: Reduce by 75% the number of all new HIV diagnoses by 2025.
Strategy: Normalize HIV testing.
Target: Residents of Memphis, Shelby County.

Key Activities:

High Priority and Disruptively Innovative

  1. Create standard process for HIV testing during regular doctor office visits to help normalize testing.
  2. Offer continuing education units to train physicians to implement universal testing.
  3. Train young people (aged 18-25 years) to promote testing to help reach people in their age range.
  4. Partner with FQHCs to offer HIV testing as a standard of care.
  5. Partner with healthcare-contracted agencies providing schoolbased clinical care to offer opt-out HIV testing to students presenting with STI symptoms.

Key Partners

CME providers, Licensing boards, Medical professional societies, Medical professionals

Potential Funding Sources

  • Funding sources for CME programs
  • Health insurance companies
  • State and local health departments

Estimated Funding Allocation

  • CME courses and tests
  • Incentives

Total: $5000


(Reported annually, locally monitored more frequently)

  • # of new Ryan White providers
  • # of referrals to SCHD from private physicians
  • FQHC HIV testing data reports
  • School testing data

Monitoring Data Source

  • Local databases
  • FQHC medical records data
  • eHARS