Content related to interventions that are associated with improving linkage to care and retention in care for HIV+ individuals. Interventions fall into three categories--Those that have been tested and are considered evidence based, those that are in the process of being tested, and ideas that could become evidenced based practices but still need some work. Below are two tools that can help you when it comes time to select an intervention.  The first is a self-assessment which will inform you as to your organization’s readiness to implement an intervention and the second is an FAQ specific to the set of interventions designed by NYLinks.

+ Intervention Tools



An Evidence-Based Intervention to Improve Linkage

"Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services (ARTAS) is an individual-level, multi-session, time-limited intervention with the goal of linking recently diagnosed persons with HIV to medical care soon after receiving their positive test result. ARTAS is based on the Strengths-based Case Management (SBCM) model, which is rooted in Social Cognitive Theory (particularly self-efficacy) and Humanistic Psychology. SBCM is a model that encourages the client to identify and use personal strengths; create goals for himself/herself; and establish an effective, working relationship with the Linkage Coordinator (LC)."

Please click here to access the Effective Interventions website with training modules and other information to implement the ARTAS program at your agency.

New York Links Intervention Webinar—ARTAS
ARTAS, a New York Links Intervention
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:03 am New York Time
41 min 38 sec

+ ARTAS Resources


Peer Support

New York Links Intervention Webinar—Peer Support
Peer Support, a New York Links Intervention
Friday, August 22, 2014 1:02 pm New York Time
1 hr 2 min 54 sec

+ Peer Support


Appointment Procedures

New York Links Intervention Webinar—Appointment Procedures
Appointment Procedures, a New York Links Intervention
Monday, August 18, 2014 1:01 pm New York Time
58 min 14 sec

+ Appointment Procedures


Consistent Messaging

New York Links Intervention Webinar—Consistent Messaging
Consistent Messaging, a New York Links Intervention
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:04 am New York Time
53 min 0 sec


+ Consistent Messaging


Outreach and Return to Care

Click here to read the "outreach and Return to Care" implementation package

New York Links Intervention Webinar—Outreach and Return to Care
Outreach and Return to Care, a New York Links Intervention
Thursday, August 21, 2014 1:05 pm New York Time
59 min 48 sec

+ Outreach and Return to Care