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

  • 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


  • 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).

  • Center for Engaging Black MSM across the Care Continuum, NASTAD

    Web training site to educate providers on the delivery of HIV health care services for black men who have sex with men to enhance engagement/retention in care.

  • 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

  • The Rapid ART DAP will facilitate the implementation of Rapid ART initiation in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP)  by compiling and disseminating implementation resources nationwid