A state program for postpartum HIV counseling and testing.
The New York State Department of Health began its Obstetrical HIV Counseling/Testing/Care Initiative in 1989.
The objective of the initiative was to expand the availability of and access to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection counseling and voluntary testing in the postpartum setting.
Programs have been initiated in 24 hospitals statewide.
The initiative emphasizes cooperative arrangements within participating hospitals for referring patients to medical and social services.
Participation by hospitals in the initiative is voluntary.
Initial grants to hospitals for the initiative ranged from $50,000 to $80,000.
The main obstacle in implementing the initiative has been a lack of such resources as administrative or clinical support, phlebotomy services, and office or clinical space.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Dépistage, Conseil clinique, Homme, Femelle, Postpartum, Volontaire, Programme sanitaire, Hôpital, New York, Virose, Infection, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Medical screening, Clinical counseling, Human, Female, Puerperium, Volunteer, Sanitary program, Hospital, New York, Viral disease, Infection, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0575992
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.