•    Is there documentation of any new or existing diagnoses of AIDS defining opportunistic illnesses (AIDS OI) during this inpatient stay? (If yes, abstractor checks which AIDS OI was diagnosed) (SPIF)

•    Is there documentation of CD4 cell count test results during this inpatient stay? (If yes, abstractor enters value) (SPIF)

Proportion of people newly diagnosed with HIV who are linked to clinical care for HIV within 3 months of diagnosis Yes A1 From questionnaire:

•    What month and year did you first test positive for HIV? Tell me when you got your result, not when you got your first test. (MM/YYYY; Refused to answer; Don’t know)

A5

•    Since testing positive for HIV, what month and year did you first visit a doctor, nurse, or other health care worker for HIV medical care? (MM/YYYY; Refused to answer; Don’t know)

From medical record abstraction forms:

•    (Newly diagnosed) Is there documentation of the first positive HIV test result, or laboratory test results for CD4 cell count, or HIV viral load, prior to the SP start date? (If yes, abstractor enters date of first positive test result). (MHF)

Proportion of people with diagnosed HIV infection who are in continuous care (two or more visits for routine HIV medical care in the preceding 12 months at least 3 months apart) Yes   From questionnaire:
A8

•    During the past 12 months, was there one usual place, like a doctor’s office or clinic, where you went for most of your HIV medical care? (No; Yes; Refused to answer; Don’t know)

A10

•    What is the name of this place where you went for most of your HIV medical care during the past 12 months?

A10a

•    Did you get any sort of care at [USE FACILITY NAME] between [INSERT START DATE] and [INSERT END DATE]? (No; Yes; Refused to answer; Don’t answer)

A10b

•    Between [INSERT START DATE] and [INSERT END DATE], how many times had you been to [USE FACILITY NAME] for any sort of care? (__ __ __; Refused to Answer; Don’t know)



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