Get Screened Oakland
What is Get Screened Oakland?
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new public health guidelines that recommend everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 know their HIV status. Get Screened Oakland is a new public-private partnership in public health – a citywide, strategic response to Oakland’s HIV epidemic. The partnership is designed to increase the number of Oakland residents who know their HIV status and are connected to care if needed.
What are the goals of Get Screened Oakland?
The goals of Get Screened Oakland are:
- To make HIV screening a routine part of all medical care and services in Oakland
- To increase the number of Oakland residents who know their HIV status by offering and increasing the availability of routine HIV screening
- To raise awareness and inform the public about HIV
- To reduce the incidence and prevalence of HIV infection in the greater Oakland community