Adolescents & Youth

In 2018, youth and young adults aged 13–24 years represented 4.1 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). 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 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. See the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau Fact Sheet, Youth and Young Adult Clients: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, 2018 (January 2020)

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Guidelines and Manuals

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC), University of Washington

    Online training platform providing U.S. health care staff with evidence-based core competency training on HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, and care.

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, funded by HRSA's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.