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PLWH and Community

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) 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 RWHAP 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 Involvement 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

  • 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

  • ACE TA Center
    July 2018

    Open Enrollment for 2019 Marketplace plans runs from November 1 to December 15, 2018. In this webinar, participants learned how to:

    • Streamline workflows to get ready for Open Enrollment

  • National Quality Center
    January 2015

    Online learning on key quality improvement concepts, tailored for consumers of HIV care.

Tools and Job Aids

Reports and Best Practices

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
    December 2018

    Data reports, slide decks, and infographics 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.