Curriculum of educational sessions to promote client engagement and retention in HIV care in order to increase overall rates of viral suppression, based on evidence informed practices, including motivational interviewing, to address identified gaps in care.
When HIV is suppressed, or controlled by medications and other care, people are protected from HIV-related illnesses, and are much less likely to pass the virus to their sexual partners or unborn children. Another word for "viral suppression" is "undetectable" meaning the levels of HIV in a person's blood (viral load) are so low that the laboratory test cannot measure them.
Guidelines and Manuals
- Abt Associates
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Federal guidelines for treatment, prevention and care of HIV disease, opportunistic infections, and common co-infections.
These resources synthesize findings from the federally funded SPNS Hepatitis C Treatment Expansion Initiative, which focused on HCV treatment among coinfected patients.
Webinars and Training
- AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC), University of Washington
Online clinician training platform with evidence-based core competency training on HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, care, and key populations.
- Technical Assistance Provider Innovation Network (TAP-In)Insights for entities seeking to create or strengthen rapid ART.
- Evidence-Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes among People Living with HIV (E2i): Grantee Orientation WebinarEvidence-Informed Interventions (E2i)
Overview of E2i and its goal to identify and provide support for the implementation of evidence-informed interventions to reduce HIV-related health disparities and improve health outcomes.
- Center for Engaging Black MSM across the Care Continuum, NASTAD
Web training site to educate providers on the delivery of HIV health care services for black men who have sex with men to enhance engagement/retention in care.
Reports and Best Practices
- SPNS Social Media Initiative
Intervention monographs and implementation manuals from demonstration sites participating in the SPNS Use of Social Media to Improve Engagement, Retention, and Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum.
- AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)
HIV clinical training resources for the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program (e.g., library of tools by topic and populations, calendar of events, directory of AETCs, clinician consultation resources).
- National Clinician Consultation Center
Healthcare providers can receive no-cost expert clinical consultation in HIV prevention & care, HCV treatment, and substance use management.
- Center for Engaging Black MSM across the Care Continuum
Online resource to enhance care interactions experienced by Black MSM.