The correct answers are in RED.
- What is your current awareness of the topic of “staying in care” or “retention in care?” Choose one answer.
All answers are correct
— Haven’t heard the terms “staying in care” or “retention in care” before
— Have heard “staying in care” or “retention in care” before, but don’t understand what they mean
— Know what “staying in care” or “retention in care” mean, but would like to learn more about why it’s important
— Very knowledgeable about the importance of “staying in care” or “retention in care”
- Successful staying or retention in care is defined as having which one of the following?
— A diagnosis of HIV
— One visit with an HIV medical provider after HIV diagnosis
— Two visits during a calendar year, spaced 2 to 6 months apart, with an HIV medical provider
— CD4/viral load labs drawn once after diagnosis
- Which one of these statements is not true about staying or retention in care?
— Staying in care helps people with HIV have healthier lives
— Staying in care helps prevent medical complications
— Only some people living with HIV must achieve retention in care
— Staying in care helps reduce the chances of an HIV-positive person transmitting the virus to another person
— Poor retention in care can result in a shorter life span for people with HIV
- Along the five steps of the HIV Care Continuum, staying in care is which one of these steps?
— First – A diagnosis of HIV
— Second – An initial appointment with a HIV medical provider
— Third – Two visits during a calendar year, spaced 2 to 6 months apart, with a HIV medical provider
— Fourth – Anti-HIV, or antiretroviral, medications
— Fifth – Viral suppression
- What percentage of people living with HIV in the U.S. have achieved retention in care?
— 82 percent
— 66 percent
— 37 percent
— 25 percent
- Which 3 of these factors do not help improve an individual’s ability to stay in care?
— Access to transportation or in-home care
— Appointment reminders
— Fear of HIV medication side effects
— Assistance with work/child care responsibilities
— Health insurance and ability to pay co-pays and deductibles
— HIV stigma
— Fear of people knowing about your HIV
— Assistance finding food and housing
— Good mental health
— A care provider who understands your language and culture
- True or False. Talking regularly with a peer advocate or case manager can help you to stay in care
- True or False. People living with HIV who start anti-HIV medications during their first year in care are more likely to stay in care.
- People living with HIV who do not stay in care increase the chances of which of the following?
— Not achieving viral suppression
— All of the above
- Which one of the following choices best describes your current status as a person living with HIV?
All answers are correct
— Have never seen a health care provider for HIV care
— Have seen a health care provider for HIV care at least once, but don’t receive HIV care or take anti-HIV medications regularly
— Receive HIV care regularly
— Receive HIV care regularly and take anti-HIV medications
— Receive HIV care regularly, take anti-HIV medications, and achieved viral suppression (a low level of HIV in my blood).