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A significant proportion (over 40 percent) of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients are aged 50 years and older. As with the overall RWHAP population, the majority of older Ryan White clients are from racial and ethnic minority populations and have lower incomes. In contrast, their retention in care and viral suppression rates are better than the overall rates for Ryan White clients. Care for older people can be challenging if they are being treated for multiple conditions, and older PLWH may need support to manage (and pay for) complicated treatment regimens. 

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Guidelines and Manuals

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)
    September 2018

    Online training platform to meet the core competency knowledge for HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, and ongoing treatment and care to healthcare providers in the United States.

Webinars and Training

  • Futures Without Violence, HRSA
    May 2017

    Website-based toolkit for Health Centers and domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA) advocacy programs to establish partnerships in addressing intimate partner violence (IPV).

  • National Center for Innovation in HIV Care
    December 2016

    Overview of health care and supportive services to help older PLWH age successfully.

  • National Center for Innovation in HIV Care
    October 2015

    This resource is an overview of the care of older adults living with HIV infection. It outlines strategies for agencies to use to improve the management of this population's more common co-morbidities; such as coronary heart disease, and various cancers.

Tools and Job Aids

Reports and Best Practices