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Benefits of DTC

DTC will potentially benefit PLWH who are not receiving care, as well as the public, by:

  • Increasing the number of PLWH with access to life-saving treatment
  • Reducing ongoing HIV transmission
  • Increasing understanding of the health benefits of HIV treatment

Goals of DTC

The goals of DTC are to improve health outcomes for PLWH by helping clients:

  • ​Be in care (engaged)
  • Stay in continuous HIV care (retention
  • Have a viral laod less than 200 copies/mL (viral suppression)
  • Prevent a new HIV infection (prevention)

DTC supports the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS)

  • Reduce the number of new infections
  • Increase access to care
  • Improve health outcomes

DTC Success

The success of DTC will also improve:

  • General surveillance data
  • Help identify reporting issues
  • Generally improve outcomes for PLWH
  • Help identify barriers to care not already known
  • May reduce stigma associated with HIV
The CDC has additional information about DTC.