O'Neill Institute   |  December 9, 2018

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In the report, the authors outline the elements of a rapid start program and discuss common barriers to scaling up rapid start, ranging from clinician acceptance and patient readiness to insurance and AIDS Drugs Assistance Program (ADAP) eligibility. The challenge in adopting rapid start of ART is developing workable models of care that can be implemented across our diverse national health care landscape. The authors also discuss how the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program can help overcome barriers to widespread adoption of rapid start.

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