Illinois HIV Care Connect published new text and video content on its website on World AIDS Day to encourage people living with HIV in Illinois to stay in HIV care.
HIV-positive Illinoisans can view the new content as well as take the seven-minute #StayinCare Quizwhich measures understanding of the importance of staying in HIV care, also known as "retention in care." Illinois HIV Care Connect will compare the scores of those taking the quiz before the content was published with those taking the quiz after to gauge how effectively the content improved awareness and knowledge.
The organization added that, for a person living with HIV, staying in HIV care is an important step toward achieving viral suppression and a low level of HIV in the blood, and toward increasing the chance of a long and healthful life.
The stay-in-care initiative follows two campaigns Illinois HIV Care Connect has done previously: one on the importance of viral suppression, and another on HIV and mental health.