SPNS Initiative: Enhancing Linkages to HIV Primary Care and Services in Jail Settings

SPNS Initiative: Enhancing Linkages to HIV Primary Care and Services in Jail Settings

January 2009
Emory University
Image of Red Ribbon and Jail Bars

The SPNS Initiative Enhancing Linkages to HIV Primary Care and Services in Jail Settings (2007-2012) was a five-year multi-site demonstration and evaluation of HIV service delivery interventions in correctional settings. This initiative funded 10 demonstration sites to design, implement, and evaluate innovative methods for linking people living with HIV (PLWH) in jail settings, or recently released from local jail, into community-based HIV primary care and ancillary services. Interventions included flexible case management strategies that promoted durable linkages and appropriate follow-ups as PLWH were released from jail into their local communities.