Rapid ART

Rapid ART is the administration of antiretroviral therapy as early as possible after an HIV diagnosis and, ideally, at the same clinic visit as the HIV diagnosis. Rapid ART is the standard of HIV treatment. Clinic processes to adopt rapid ART include development of protocols, staff training, development of teams that can facilitate delivery of rapid ART, and client education. 

Resources 4

Guidelines and Manuals

  • Technical Assistance Provider Innovation Network (TAP-in)
    This resource outlines what HIV care providers need to do to strengthen or develop a rapid ART program that will provide antiretroviral therapy to patients quickly—ideally on the same day they receive their HIV diagnosis.

Reports and Best Practices

Websites

  • 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.

Technical Assistance

  • 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. Project period: 2020-2025.

  • The NCRC is the central hub of the work of the AETC Program, the clinical training arm of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Project period: 2019-2024.
  • Project to facilitate the implementation of Rapid ART initiation in RWHAP provider settings by compiling and disseminating implementation resources nationwide. Project period: 2020-2023.
  • 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.

  • SPNS initiative on implementation and evaluation of interventions that accelerate initiation of antiretroviral therapy (Rapid Start). Project period: 2020-2023.