Published online May 12, 2016. doi: 10.5501/wjv.v5.i2.63
Peer-review started: January 12, 2016
First decision: March 1, 2016
Revised: March 5, 2016
Accepted: March 24, 2016
Article in press: March 25, 2016
Published online: May 12, 2016
The Mayo human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Clinic has been providing patient centered care for persons living with HIV in Minnesota and beyond for the past 20 years. Through multidisciplinary engagement, vital clinical outcomes such as retention in care, initiation of antiretroviral therapy and virologic suppression are maximized. In this commentary, we describe the history of the Mayo HIV Clinic and its best practices, providing a “Mayo Model” of HIV care that exceeds national outcomes and may be applicable in other settings.
Core tip: In this minireview, we describe the Mayo Clinic model of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care that has evolved over 20 years of caring for persons living with HIV. Multidisciplinary, team-based engagement at each clinic visit is essential to providing optimal longitudinal care of these patients.