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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. 

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Guidelines and Manuals

Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

Reports and Best Practices

  • National Minority AETC
    September 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 MassCARE
    May 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 2005
    Resource for programs interested in developing or expanding outreach services to identify HIV-positive youth and engage and retain them in care.

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