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PLWH and Community

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is dedicated to providing the best care to people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS (PLWH). This website has resources to help health care professionals deliver high quality care. For you, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program relies on your involvement in planning councils, advisory boards, and peer programs. The community perspective helps to keep this program on the right track.

But the most important role for you is to take care of your health. This means keeping appointments, taking medications, and asking for help and support from friends, family, and professionals like physicians, nurses, case managers and counselors.

Getting in Care, Staying in Care

Topics for PLWH

See our People Living with HIV & Community resources for information on varied topics, like:

  • Community Advisory Boards - how to set up and improve a community advisory board.
  • Peer Programs - train patients and community members to support other patients.
  • Quality Management - HRSA's standards and tools and resources to measure and improve performance.

Key Resources

Guidelines and Manuals

  • Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions Project
    November 2017

    Evidence-informed HIV Care And Treatment Intervention (CATI) packages.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    March 2017

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

Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

  • Planning CHATT
    June 2018

    Part A planning council member, and Part A grantee, roles and responsibilities.

  • Boston University School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
    August 2009

    Training compendium for agencies seeking to develop programs that utilize peers to help engage and retain other people living with HIV/AIDS in care. Componentes Esenciales para la Capacitación y Éxito de los Trabajadores Pares (Peers)

Reports and Best Practices

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
    December 2017

    Client-level data reports and other regular data reports on the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP).


  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    February 2018

    U.S. HIV-related treatment guidelines along with HIV topics, fact sheets, drug database and more.