Retaining in Care

Engagement in HIV/AIDS care falls along a continuum, from not being in care at all to being fully engaged, with interim points that reflect inconsistent and non-engagement in care. Varied interventions can enhance care engagement, including peer support, motivational interviewing, and case management. HRSA HAB through the SPNS program and other initiatives identify and evaluate innovative retention approaches, and produce replication materials for those showing the most promise. Many of these interventions focus on populations at most need, including youth, transgender women, and women and MSM of color.

Resources 56

Guidelines and Manuals

Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

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).

  • 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.
  • TA/training for RWHAP agencies to improve the quality of HIV/AIDS care they provide.

  • 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.

  • 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.