Approaches to preventing new HIV infections, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP); sexually transmitted infection screening and testing; engaging people with HIV in care to achieve viral suppression in order to reduce HIV transmission; behavioral interventions; and linkages to other medical and social services (e.g., substance abuse, mental health, housing).

Best Practices

  • Best Practices Compilation
    Nine sites implemented four evidence-based interventions, collectively known as Addressing STIs: Ask.Test.Treat.Repeat. The four intervention components are audio computer-assisted self-interview sexual history taking, patient self-collection of urogenital and extragenital site chlamydia/gonorrhea nucleic acid amplification test specimens, sexual and gender minority welcoming indicators, and provider training, with the overall goal to routinize STI screening, testing, and treatment in primary care. The interventions increased routine STI screening and testing of bacterial STIs based on reported behavioral risk.
  • Best Practices Compilation
    Stronger Together uses counseling to increase engagement in and improve the quality of HIV care available for serodiscordant male couples. Through three in-person and additional “booster” sessions over an 18-month period, Stronger Together gave couples a space to work with an HIV professional to improve treatment adherence and keep both people healthy. Stronger Together participants were more likely to adhere to ART than those in a control group.



    CPAPA is no longer being updated by NASTAD and has been replaced by Pharmaceutical Company Patient Assistance Programs and Cost-Sharing Assistance Programs.

  • Technical Assistance Provider Innovation Network (TAP-in)
    Guide for EHE jurisdictions on what they can do to enhance implementation of long-acting injectable antiretroviral therapy.
  • 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.
  • National Clinician Consultation Center

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

  • University of Washington

    Online clinician training platform with evidence-based core competency training on HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, care, and key populations.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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

  • Yale University School of Medicine

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

  • University of Washington
    Online learning portal for clinicians on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for prevention of HIV.


Conference Presentations

New England AIDS Education and Training Center CT Regional Partner
Sharen McKay, Robert Sideleau, Lydia Barakat, Sheela Shenoi
2022 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
Marty Player, Nicole Cooper, Darin King, Vanessa Diaz
2022 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
Midwest AIDS Training & Education Center
Jan Stockton, Pamposh Kaul, Mary Beth Donica
2022 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
National LGBT Health Education Center, The Fenway Institute
Kevin Ard, Alex Keuroghlian
2022 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene
Melanie Lawrence, Donald Powell, Veronica Fortunato, Graham Harriman
2022 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment

Technical Assistance

  • The central hub of the AETC Program, the clinical training arm of the RWHAP, through HIV curricula, technical support to regional AETCs on practice transformation and best practices, and housing of all AETC-developed tools for HIV clinical staff. Project period: 2019-2024.
  • Clinician consultation on HCV management, HIV management, perinatal HIV/AIDS, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylaxis, substance use. Project period: 2016-2025.

  • The AETC Program offers clinician education and tailored capacity-building assistance. Project period: 2019-2024.
  • Initiative documenting 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. Project period: 2021-2024.

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