In the Atlanta metropolitan area, it is estimated that more than 40% of HIV-positive persons are not in medical care. This is 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 prepares people 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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