Adolescents & Youth

In 2021, youth and young adults aged 13–24 years represented 3.3 percent of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients. 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 2021, 82.7% of youth receiving RWHAP medical care achieved viral suppression--a steady improvement over the past decade but below the RWHAP national average of 89.7%.

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Best Practices and Emerging Models


Training Modules

Webinars and Training

Conference Presentations

Elon University
Cynthia Fair, Michelle Turner, Jess Wiederholt, Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, Faith Glover, Ari Wolgin
2022 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
Taria Poteat, Barbara Kosogof, Kristin Athey, Keristen Mazyck, Tonya Green, Laurali Riley
2022 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
2021 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clinical Conference
Johns Hopkins University
Allison L Agwu, MD, ScM
2020 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clinical Conference
El Rio Health
Sharon Dipasupil
2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment

Technical Assistance

  • The central hub of the AETC Program, the clinical training arm of the RWHAP, through HIV curricula, technical support to regional AETCs on practice transformation and best practices, and housing of all AETC-developed tools for HIV clinical staff. Project period: 2019-2024.
  • TA/training for RWHAP agencies to improve the quality of HIV/AIDS care they provide. Project period: 2020-2024.

  • ELEVATE will prepare people with HIV to meaningfully engage and take on leadership roles in planning bodies, advocacy actions, and the HIV workforce. Project period: 2020-2024.

  • 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. Project period: 2020-2022.
  • Interactive data tool to visualize the reach, impact, and outcomes of the RWHAP. HRSA offers office hours and webinars to help use the tool.
  • Initiative documenting 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. Project period: 2021-2024.
  • HRSA SPNS project applying the implementation science framework to identify innovative HIV interventions for three priority populations (people with substance use disorder, sexual minority youth, people involved in criminal justice system) and use of telehealth. Project period: 2021-2025.