HIV/AIDS Prevalence in Greater New Orleans
Following a person’s HIV diagnosis, patients should be immediately linked into HIV medical care.
This allows for proper monitoring of a person’s health and well-being. Linkage to care also provides opportunities for intervention to prevent HIV transmission. Louisiana’s linkage to care within 90 days rate has increased substantially over the past seven years. In 2007, only two-thirds of newly diagnosed persons were linked to care within 90 days. The linkage to care rate in 2013 reached a height of 79%.