Medical Economics: Chase Brexton's Dr. Ruhs Discusses Role of Primary Care in HIV Infections

From Medical Economics, Dec. 18, 2017:

Sebastian Ruhs, MD, PhD, director of Chase Brexton Health Care’s Infectious Diseases Center of Excellence in Baltimore, Maryland, said he is witnessing an uptick in HIV cases among young, healthy adults, and said primary care—not specialty practices—is the place these patients will turn for advice, testing and treatment.

“There is a big movement to get primary care more and more integrated into the care of HIV-positive patients, but also in the preventive aspect and diagnosing more cases,” Ruhs told Medical Economics.Sebastian Ruhs, MD

Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends annual screening for high-risk individuals, many HIV diagnoses are delayed because they don’t seek HIV-specific care or have healthcare provider who takes note of their high-risk behaviors, said Ruhs.

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