This presentation focuses on a new federally funded demonstration project implemented by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the South Carolina Department of Corrections, and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. The project's aim is a sustainable program supporting continuity of HIV medical care for people released from state prisons into the community, emphasizing postrelease care engagement, adherence to treatment, and viral suppression.
Describe the benefits of public health and corrections partnerships to improve outcomes across the HIV care continuum
Analyze South Carolina's approach to engage priority populations, partners, and stakeholders to implement a pre- and postrelease discharge planning program for incarcerated persons with HIV
Identify early lessons learned for successful community reentry for incarcerated persons with HIV to maintain care and treatment outcomes
Monetha Gaskin, MPH, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Raekiela Taylor, MPH, CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention