Adolescents & Youth

In 2019, youth and young adults aged 13–24 years represented 3.9 percent of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients. Twenty-one percent of new HIV cases in the U.S. are among young people ages 13-24 (CDC, 2020). Cases are overwhelmingly among gay/bisexual men, particularly African Americans. A significant proportion of youth who are HIV infected do not know it and are thus are not receiving care. In 2019, 79.4% of youth receiving RWHAP medical care achieved viral suppression, which is below the RWHAP national average of 88.1%.

Source: Youth and Young Adults Clients: HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, 2019, Population Fact Sheet (HRSA, June 2021)

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Guidelines and Manuals

  • 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.

Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

Reports and Best Practices

Websites

  • 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). Discover AETC EHE resources for clinicians.

Technical Assistance

  • The RWHAP Compass Dashboard is a user-friendly, interactive data tool to visualize the reach, impact, and outcomes of the RWHAP. HRSA offers office hours and webinars to help use the tool.
  • The NCRC is the central hub of the work of the AETC Program, the clinical training arm of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.
  • TA/training for RWHAP agencies to improve the quality of HIV/AIDS care they provide.

  • ELEVATE will prepare people with HIV to meaningfully engage and take on leadership roles in planning bodies, advocacy actions, and the HIV workforce.

  • The NHC provides ongoing, up-to-date information needed to meet the core competency knowledge for HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, and ongoing treatment and care to healthcare providers in the United States.
  • The AETC Program offers clinician education and tailored capacity-building assistance.

  • Initiative documenting existing best practice strategies and interventions that have been shown to improve HIV outcomes in a "real world" setting and can be replicated by other programs.