Test Atlanta is a community-government partnership in public health-a citywide, strategic response to Atlanta’s HIV epidemic. The partnership is designed to increase efficiency and effectiveness of HIV testing in metro Atlanta engaging in seven focus areas: business, community, education, entertainment, faith, government (including other county programs) and healthcare settings. Test Atlanta is a mobilized jurisdictional response to HIV testing that will be coordinated by Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness with a global goal of increasing the proportion of Fulton and DeKalb county residents who know their HIV status and are connected to care if needed.
Test Atlanta aims to:
To make HIV screening a routine part of all medical care in Atlanta
- To increase the coordination and coverage of HIV Testing efforts within Atlanta
- To raise awareness and inform the public about HIV testing and HIV care
Phase One: Promote Test Atlanta during HIV National Testing Day (week)
Test Atlanta will be promoted during National HIV Testing Day during: the HIV Testers’ Brunch–acknowledging the contributions from HIV testers in Fulton and DeKalb counties and testing events at select Walgreens locations throughout the week of National HIV Testing Day,
Phase Two: Two (2) HIV Testing Blitzes
Large scale testing events lead by Fulton and DeKalb counties. These events will promote testing with the seven focus areas as well as promote the Test Atlanta concepts. One blitz will be held in each county.
Phase Three: Clinic Symposium
A one day symposium for clinical providers to discuss routinizing HIV testing in clinical settings and the development of a strategy to promote routinized testing in clinical settings.