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Continuum of HIV Care: Definitions

 Numerator DefinitionDenominator Definition (for proportion)
RW client

Client received at least 1 RW-funded service in calendar year

[Includes HIV+, HIV-negative, HIV-indeterminate]

Not applicable
Received RW-funded medical care or case management and HIV+Client received RW-funded medical care or case management services and was documented to be HIV+RW client
RW-funded medical careReceived RW-funded medical careRW client
Retained in medical careAttended at least 2 RW-funded medical care visits that were at least 90 days apartRW-funded medical care and had visit date available
ARTReceived ART prescription at any time in the yearRW-funded medical care and had ART data and visit date available
Viral load suppressedHIV-1 viral load <200 copies/ml for the most recent value reportedRW-funded medical care and had viral load available

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