President’s Cabinet Awards 

For more than 30 years, the President's Cabinet has provided a vehicle for UTMB and the community to work together to support these promising initiatives to improve health and well-being.

St. Vincent's PUSH for Prevention: Partnership with UTMB to Screen for HIV

Dr. Premal Patel
John Davis, PhD student
Manasa Kanukurthy, School of Medicine Student
Naim Mekdessi, School of Medicine Student
Zhihao Zhu, School of Medicine Student
Internal Medicine

Currently, St. Vincent's Clinic does not have the necessary infrastructure or resources to screen patients for HIV/AIDS according to the guidelines of the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Because of these limitations, the decision to order HIV testing is often based on patient requests and clinical intuition. The development of a pilot HIV screening program at St. Vincent's will improve adherence to USPSTF guidelines, provide linkage to care for a vulnerable populations likely to be at high-risk for transmissions and serve as a platform for incorporating comprehensive preventive medical care and establish population health monitoring.

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