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On July 11, 2011 Maricopa Medical Center's Emergency Department became the first Emergency Department in Arizona to implement Routine HIV testing in the Emergency Department. Through a grant from the CDC and in collaboration with Arizona Department of Health Services and the MIHS Grants Department, Maricopa Medical Center will initiate TESTAZ. TESTAZ incorporates the elements of:
TEST patients for HIV infection routinely
EDUCATE patients and staff on the need for early intervention
SUPPORT patients who test HIV positive
TREAT patients who test HIV positive as early as possible
Routine HIV testing was a CDC recommendation from 2006. Routine HIV testing increases the diagnosis of HIV infection, destigmatizes the testing process, allows the newly diagnosed to be linked to clinical care with prevention, and ensures immediate access to clinical care for persons with newly identified HIV infection.
Maricopa Integrated Health System is home to the McDowell Health Clinic, which will be an integral part of TESTAZ to ensure patients who test positive for HIV are linked to medical care.
After the initiation of TESTAZ at Maricopa Medical Center, the goal is to implement routine HIV testing in the FHC's and in hospitals throughout the valley.
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To access MyChart and view your information go to MyChart you can even bookmark this link on your computer.
Communicate with your doctor
Access your test results
Request prescription renewals
View your recent clinic visits
Your health is important to you around the clock-not just during office hours. That's why Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) offers MyChart. With this Internet connection to your doctor's office, you can schedule appointments, request prescription refills, review your health history and more- online, any time!
What is HIVAZ.org?
HIVAZ.org is a new, web-based database of HIV/AIDS information available throughout Arizona. This website connects the HIV community and providers to up-to-date information regarding nearby HIV testing, prevention and care services. Additionally, the site provides links to nationally acclaimed online resources for comprehensive medical information and HIV news. It also provides support services such as blogs, web resources and insurance information that may help you with the cost of medical visits and other appointments.
For more information, please visit HIVAZ.ORG.
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