Adolescents & Youth
One-fourth of new HIV cases in the U.S. are among young people (ages 13-24). Cases are overwhelmingly among gay/bisexual men, particularly African Americans. A large proportion of youth who are HIV infected do not know it and are thus are not receiving care. Youth receiving Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) services have higher rates of retention in care and better viral suppression, compared with youth not receiving RWHAP services, although younger RWHAP clients do not fair as well as adult RWHAP clients.
Guidelines and Manuals
Clinical care guides for various populations (based upon their racial, ethnic, and gender characteristics) and specific conditions.
Webinars and Training
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareJune 2016
Panelists discuss the social determinants of health that create barriers to prevention and care for young adult Latino(a)s.
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareApril 2015
This webinar discusses engaging Boston youth into HIV care and describe how racial justice-focused structural change initiatives can help optimize this work.
The goal of the Center for Engaging Black MSM Across the Care Continuum (CEBACC) is to identify, compile, and disseminate best practices and effective models for HIV clinical care and treatment across the HIV care continuum.
Tools and Job Aids
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)September 2018
Guide to best practices for enhancing services to youth living with HIV to better outcomes in both retention and viral load suppression.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)October 2010
Toolkit for implementing a program to support HIV-positive youth transitioning from adolescent to adult HIV care.
Reports and Best Practices
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)March 2014
Compilation of SPNS grantee experiences with peer models and how they can be used in various care settings.
National Minority AETCSeptember 2012
BE SAFE is a framework that uses culturally pluralistic content and perspectives based on these six core elements: Barriers to Care, Ethics, Sensitivity of the Provider, Assessment, Facts, and Encounters.
Next Step and MassCAREMay 2012
Guidebook for multiple audiences that outlines steps for transitioning youth from pediatric care to adult services.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2006
Workbooks describing ways to help connect people living with HIV/AIDS to medical care. Estos cuadernos describen la manera de asistir a conectar personas que viven con VIH/SIDA con el sistema médico.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2005Resource for programs interested in developing or expanding outreach services to identify HIV-positive youth and engage and retain them in care.
AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)January 2018
HIV clinical training resources and and collaborative support for the AETC Program.