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Frequently Asked Questions - Page 1

This Frequently Asked Questions section addresses various questions related to MMP.  If you have any other questions not listed here, please click here to contact us.  Your questions may be posted here to benefit others.

1.  What questions will MMP help answer?

  • How many people are getting medical care for HIV/AIDS?
  • How easily is it to access care and use prevention and support services?
  • How is treatment affecting people living with HIV/AIDS?
  • What needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS are not met?
  • 2.  Why is California MMP important?

    MMP is unique because the information collected will represent the experience of people who receive care for HIV/AIDS.  No project similar to MMP has been done before.  MMP will help provide information that will be useful for community planning groups, Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act advisory and planning councils, and providers of HIV care.  The experience of people who receive care for HIV/AIDS could guide decisions that may improve the lives and quality of care for people living with HIV/AIDS.

    3.  What is Ryan White CARE Act?

    The Ryan White CARE Act is Federal legislation that addresses the unmet health needs of persons living with HIV by funding primary health care and support services.  The Ryan White CARE Act was named after Ryan White, an Indiana teenager whose courageous struggle with HIV/AIDS and against AIDS-related discrimination helped educate the nation.

    4.  How does MMP work?

    First, providers who care for patients with HIV/AIDS are randomly selected and invited to participate; then, the patients of participating providers are randomly chosen to be a part of MMP.  Each year, a different group of patients and providers will be asked to take part.  The information collected will be more useful if as many of the selected patients as possible participate in MMP.

    5.  How will the results of MMP be used?

    The information learned through MMP will help show how care is affecting the health of people living with HIV in communities.  The data from the project will be used by HIV prevention community planning groups, Ryan White CARE Act planning councils, providers of HIV care, and others.  It can be used to support requests for more money to provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS.  The information from MMP will give us a clear picture of HIV/AIDS care in California and around the country.  It will provide an opportunity for policy decisions, resource allocation, and evaluation of prevention and treatment initiatives at the local and national levels to be based on the population-based data.

    6.  Is the information collected kept confidential?

    Yes, all information collected will be kept confidential including facility, provider, and patient names.  Facility, provider, and patient names are not sent to CDC and will not be used in any reports.

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