Network Testing Programs

CCHE implements unique and innovative approaches to targeted HIV network testing. Expanding upon traditional contact tracing methods, CCHE staff members provide next-generation partner services, using social media, dating and sex-seeking apps, and social and sexual network elicitation to identify and test those with increased vulnerability to HIV infection. Using these methods, CCHE providers tested more than 1,200 clients on the South Side during a two-year period. Of those clients found to be HIV-infected, 82% were linked to a CCHE medical provider, 64% were retained in HIV care at 12 months, and of those retained in care, 79% were virally suppressed.