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Table 1 Characteristics of ARTAS-II Linkage to Care Study Sites, October 2004 - June 2007

From: Structural factors and best practices in implementing a linkage to HIV care program using the ARTAS model

Site/Location Grantee Agency Implementing Agency No. Enrolled No. (%)
Linked to Care
Co-located* medical care Post-project continuation
1. Anniston, AL CBO CBO 42 39 (92.9%) Yes Yes
2. Baton Rouge, LA State HD CBOs 72 55 (76.4%) No Yes
3. Columbia/Greenville, SC State HD CBOs 93 86 (92.5%) Mixed** Yes
4. Kansas City, MO CBO CBO 89 74 (83.1%) Yes Yes
5. Richmond, VA State HD CBO 56 45 (80.4%) No Yes
GROUP AVERAGE    352 299 (84.9%)   
6. Atlanta, GA CBO CBO 77 44 (57.1%) No No
7. Baltimore, MD CBO CBO 22 15 (68.2%) Yes No
8. Chicago, IL CBO CBO 36 26 (72.2%) No No
9. Duval Co./Jacksonville, FL Local HD Local HD 64 55 (85.9%) Yes No
10. Miami, FL State HD Local HD 75 58 (77.3%) No No
GROUP AVERAGE    274 198 (72.3%)   
OVERALL    626 497 (79.4%)   
  1. ARTAS = Antiretroviral Treatment Access Studies
  2. CBO = community-based (non-profit) organization
  3. HD = health department
  4. Attended at least 1 HIV primary care visit within 6 months of enrolling in program
  5. *HIV primary medical care located on the same campus as the linkage to care program
  6. ‡Site was able to continue the linkage to care program in some capacity after CDC funding ended
  7. **One of the two implementing sites in Columbia did not have co-located medical care; the CBO in Greenville had co-located medical care.
  8. These first five sites provided examples of best practices
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