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Aging

In 2018, 46.1% of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients were 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. Older persons with HIV may need support to manage (and pay for) complicated treatment regimens.

Review the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau Fact Sheet, Older 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
    March 2020

    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

  • Futures Without Violence, HRSA
    May 2017

    Website-based toolkit on ways for agencies to establish partnerships to address intimate partner violence (IPV). Focus is on partnerships among HRSA Health Centers and domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA) advocacy programs. 

Reports and Best Practices

Websites

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)
    May 2020

    HIV clinical training resources for the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program, funded by HRSA's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. 

  • Howard Brown Health Center
    October 2012

    Curriculum for nurses teaching cultural competency in the care of LGBT older adults.