Coordination and delivery of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support by nurse practitioners


Key take-home messages

• Medical care, including primary care, delivered by nurse practitioners
is often equivalent to the care administered by physicians. Care
delivered by nurse practitioners generally rates higher on measures of
patient satisfaction.
• The literature supports training HIV-specialist nurse practitioners as a
means to enhance access to services and improve quality of service
for people with HIV. HIV nurse practitioner led care has also been
found to be a more cost effective method of delivering interventions
and interdisciplinary care.
• There is some data that specialist HIV nurses and nurse practitioners
deliver more effective care to people with HIV than generalist
• Nurses and nurse practitioners can also play important roles in care
coordination and case management for people living with chronic


The Ontario HIV Treatment Network: Rapid Response Service




  • Population(s)
    • Other
  • Engagement and Care Cascade
    • Treatment
  • Health Systems
    • Financial arrangements
    • Delivery arrangements


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