Thousands of people living with HIV in the US do not know their serostatus. Despite attempts to find these undiagnosed individuals, challenges remain in detecting these cases and getting people into care. We have developed a set of algorithms to help optimize active surveillance programs using mobile health units to address this key issue in HIV treatment and prevention. More recent work has used these same tools to diagnosis cases of SARSCOV2 in the field and extended them to build an early warning system for new outbreaks of HIV and other diseases through active mobile surveillance.
Gregg Gonsalves is an Associate Professor in the Department of the Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at Yale School of Public Health and an Associate Professor (Adjunct) at Yale Law School. At Yale, he also co-directs the Global Health Justice Partnership, an initiative of YSPH and YLS, working at the intersections of health and human rights and social justice. He is a 2018 MacArthur Fellow and a recipient of an NIDA Avenir Award for his work on substance use and infectious diseases.