What happens when the enhanced case manager comes to the hospital to see a patient with a preliminary positive rapid HIV test result?

The case manager will meet with the staff that called the Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline to report the preliminary positive test result and inquire about any particular issues of concern for either staff or the client. The case manager will then request to meet with the client privately (away from family) to discuss options. With permission, the case manager will meet with the family with the goal of stabilizing the situation. Before leaving the hospital, the case manager will update staff on any plans and referrals that might be in process for the client.