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.

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Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

  • Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions Project (DEII)
    Series of six brief, animated videos with HIV-specific patient education tailored for women of color with HIV.
  • Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions Project (DEII)
    Esta es una serie de seis videos animados breves que brinda educación específica sobre el VIH para pacientes y está destinada especialmente a mujeres de color que viven con el VIH.

Reports and Best Practices

Technical Assistance

  • Capacity building for the RWHAP community to navigate the changing health care landscape and help people with HIV to access and use their health coverage to improve health outcomes.
  • 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.
  • TA/training for RWHAP agencies to improve the quality of HIV/AIDS care they provide. Project period: 2020-2024.

  • 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.