HIV Testing & Diagnosis

HIV counseling and testing occurs in a wide range of contexts in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Situations as diverse as community outreach, partner testing, pregnancy, and labor and delivery call for special counseling approaches on the part of clinical staff. The technology of testing has continued to evolve with rapid tests, oral tests, and home tests. Finally, legal requirements for offering and documenting tests in a health care settings have also shifted in many states and jurisdictions.

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Guidelines and Manuals

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Federal guidelines for treatment, prevention and care of HIV disease, opportunistic infections, and common co-infections. 

Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

  • Yale University School of Medicine

    Guide on how to implement an opt-out HIV testing program in a jail setting.

Reports and Best Practices

Websites

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Federal agency within HHS responsible for promotion of health and well-being of Americans. It houses large domestic and global programs in HIV surveillance and prevention, and is a major partner in the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative.

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)

    HIV clinical training resources for the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program (e.g., library of tools by topic and populations, calendar of events, directory of AETCs, clinician consultation resources). Discover AETC EHE resources for clinicians.

  • National Clinician Consultation Center

    Healthcare providers can receive no-cost expert clinical consultation in HIV prevention & care, HCV treatment, and substance use management.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    U.S. HIV-related treatment guidelines, drug database, and glossary.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Esta página incluye información básica sobre el VIH, hojas informativas, y afiches.

  • Center for Engaging Black MSM across the Care Continuum

    Online resource to enhance care interactions experienced by Black MSM. 

Technical Assistance

  • The NCRC is the central hub of the work of the AETC Program, the clinical training arm of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.
  • Clinician consultation on HCV management, HIV management, perinatal HIV/AIDS, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylaxis, substance use.

  • The NHC provides ongoing, up-to-date information needed to meet the core competency knowledge for HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, and ongoing treatment and care to healthcare providers in the United States.
  • Rapid ART DAP will facilitate the implementation of Rapid ART initiation in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) by compiling and disseminating implementation resources nationwide.
  • The AETC Program offers clinician education and tailored capacity-building assistance.

  • Developing and field-testing tools for improving STI screening in people with HIV and those at risk of acquiring HIV. Active 2018-2021.

  • TAP-in supports the 47 EHE jurisdictions funded by HRSA to strengthen their EHE work plans, promote cross-jurisdictional learning, and ensure jurisdictions have access to the resources they need.

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