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Clinicians

Providing quality care to people living with HIV (PLWH) is the mission of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP). Most Ryan White clinics use a multidisciplinary team approach where clinicians (e.g., physicians, nurses, physicians assistants) work with other staff and consumers to ensure that patients receive care and support. The resources on this website, and the support provided by HRSA training and technical assistance, can help clinicians keep abreast of complex and evolving standards in order to provide high quality care to their patients.

Topics for Clinicians

 
  • Clinical Quality Management - HRSA's standards and tools and resources to measure and improve performance.
  • Key Populations - Cultural competency, and population-specific resources to help providers to tailor programs that are supportive of their patient populations.
  • HIV Care Continuum - learn about proven, and exploratory, strategies to link patients to services and keep them in care.
  • Medical Services - outpatient medical care, antiretroviral therapy, adherence, substance abuse, mental health, pediatrics, hepatitis, TB, testing, prevention, oral health, and other topics.
  • Support Services - include housing support and other essential "wrap-around" programs that enhance the delivery of medical care. Case management services, including medical case management, help bring it all together.

Key Resources

Guidelines and Manuals

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    April 2020

    Federal guidelines for treatment, prevention and care of HIV disease, opportunistic infections, and common co-infections. 

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC), University of Washington
    March 2020

    Online training platform providing U.S. health care staff with evidence-based core competency training on HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, and care.

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
    December 2019

    Performance measures to help Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program agencies monitor and improve the quality of care they deliver.

  • February 2018

    Clinical care guides for various populations (based upon their racial, ethnic, and gender characteristics) and specific conditions.

Webinars and Training

Reports and Best Practices

  • Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions Project (DEII)
    July 2020

    Resources from innovative project to field test four evidence-informed Care And Treatment Interventions (CATI) packages--interventions that produce optimal HIV care outcomes. 

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
    December 2019

    Data reports, slide decks, and infographics on the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP).

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
    July 2019

    Strategies for assessing and reducing risk of oral health disease, building oral health care provider networks and referral processes, and supporting clients through patient navigation.

Websites

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    September 2020

    U.S. HIV-related treatment guidelines, drug database, and glossary.

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)
    May 2020

    HIV clinical training resources for the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program, funded by HRSA's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. 

  • National Clinician Consultation Center
    July 2018

    This AETC clinical training program provides expert clinical consultation in HIV/AIDS care, prevention and treatment.