The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration has spotlighted Family First Health’s HIV screening pilot program, which makes (confidential) HIV testing a routine offering at FFH locations.
In 2007, fewer than 200 of Family First Health’s 14,295 medical patients received HIV tests. Today, every patient age 13 or older is offered the opportunity to be screened for HIV – in a non-judgmental way that has proven successful.
Patients at Family First Health are starting to think about HIV testing in the same way they think about cholesterol or diabetes testing. Since 2009, 64 percent of patients offered the HIV test have taken it, with higher acceptance rates of 71 percent among Hispanic/Latino patients and 68 percent among young people.