Positivity Rate - EHCSF

Positivity rate among PWIDs

29.2%Q4 2019

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Why Is This Important?

The positivity rate let's us know how well we're doing in testing our priority populations. For example, a low positivity rate might let us know we're not reaching and testing the right people, therefore we should shift our stratgies, location of services, etc. 

Story Behind the Curve
  Positive Negative
  • This PM does not include JHS.


Quality Improvement Plan
Technical Notes

Description of data: The percent of positive antibody tests among tests given PWIDs at SFDPH-funded CBOs per quarter.


  • Data time frame: 2019
  • Data as of November 03, 2020

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria: 11 SFDPH-funded CBOs.

Description of Data Source: CBOs complete an SFDPH HCV data testing form for every client that receives testing services. CBOs can complete the form via paper or submit electronically. 

Reference for QI Plan: 

Relevant PTL Strategic Priorties:

  • SP1 - increase mobile testing
  • SP2 - increase venue-based testing
  • SP4 - support rapid HCV start initiatives for PWID
  • SP7 - improve awareness of HCV among the public
  • SP8 - reduce HCV-related stigma via social marketing campaign
  • SP9 - improve community leadership
  • SP11 - engage and empower community members
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