Linking to Care

Linkage services are critical to helping people living with HIV find and stay in care. For newly diagnosed people, rapid (same day) linkage is becoming a standard. Patients undergoing life transitions (moving, loss of insurance, release from jail or prison) need linkage services that are sensitive to their situations.

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Guidelines and Manuals

Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

  • SPNS Sexually Transmitted Infections Initiative

    Tools to help clinics improve screening, testing, and treatment of common bacterial STIs among people with HIV or at risk for HIV.

  • ACE TA Center

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  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)

    Methods that involve persons with HIV to help link others into care.

  • Yale University School of Medicine

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

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), Boston University School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health

    Toolkit for planning a peer training program for HIV-positive peers who work to engage and retain people with HIV in health care.

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.

  • Center for Engaging Black MSM across the Care Continuum

    Online resource to enhance care interactions experienced by Black MSM. 

Technical Assistance

  • Clinician consultation on HCV management, HIV management, perinatal HIV/AIDS, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylaxis, substance use.

  • 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.

  • Initiative documenting existing best practice strategies and interventions that have been shown to improve HIV outcomes in a "real world" setting and can be replicated by other programs.

  • 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.