Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are known to increase the risk of HIV transmission from a non-virally suppressed person. STIs are also associated with co-morbidities and mortalities. Technical services focus on enhancing regular screening, treatment, and prevention of STIs among people with HIV.
Spotlight: See tools developed by Addressing STIs: Ask. Test. Treat. Repeat. (HRSA SPNS Initiative)
- Best Practices CompilationNine 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 CompilationThe Oregon Health Authority awarded contracts to local public health authorities across the state to work with community partners to integrate early intervention services and outreach services, link people to HIV care, and provide support to help clients reach viral suppression. Quick linkage to care resulted in a median of 57 days to viral suppression for Early Intervention Services and Outreach clients in 2019.
- Best Practices CompilationJumpstART launched in 2016 as part of New York State’s Ending the Epidemic initiative, changing the service delivery model of eight sexual health clinics to include an initial prescription of ART after an HIV diagnosis and prior to linkage to the community provider. Between November 2016 and September 2018, 60% of JumpstART clients received ART on the same day as diagnosis. JumpstART clients were also more likely to reach viral suppression within three months compared to non-JumpstART clients.
- AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)
HIV clinical training resources for HRSA's AIDS Education and Training Centers Program.
- SPNS Sexually Transmitted Infections InitiativeTools 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.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Federal agency within HHS responsible for promotion of health and well-being of Americans.
- IHIPWebinar series featuring HIV care innovations developed under the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau’s Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) program. Sessions share insights on how to replicate SPNS interventions.
- Technical Assistance Provider Innovation Network (TAP-in)Learn how to improve messaging about HIV prevention and care to improve acceptance of services among all Black women.