In the Atlanta metropolitan area, it is estimated that over 40% of all HIV-positive persons are not in medical care. This is clearly a public health crisis. Peer Guides are increasingly acknowledged as a critical component in efforts to reach those persons who are not in care. The Linkage to Care Peer Guide Training Program is designed to prepare persons as Peer Guides to help link to medical care those who have been recently diagnosed as HIV-positive, as well as those who know their status but have fallen out of care.
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