Transgender people, particularly, transgender women of color, have higher rates of HIV infection. Rates are especially high among African American transgender women. Transgender people face significant barriers to accessing HIV and other medical care and social support services.
- Center for Innovation and EngagementCollection of implementation guides on evidence-informed best practices in HIV care delivery.
- AIDS Action Foundation
Workbooks describing ways to help connect people living with HIV/AIDS to medical care. Estos cuadernos describen la manera de asistir a conectar personas que viven con VIH/SIDA con el sistema médico.
- IHIPProject to enhance the provision of HIV care for Latina transgender women in Los Angeles County.
- IHIPText Me, Girl! is a 90-day theory-based, transgender-specific, automated text-messaging intervention designed to improve engagement, retention, and health outcomes along the HIV care continuum.
- SPNS Social Media Initiative
Social media tools developed by demonstration sites (e.g., text messaging, apps).
- SPNS Transgender Women of Color Initiative
Innovative models for linking and retaining transgender women of color in HIV care.
- Best Practices CompilationHoward Brown Health, is a Chicago-based Federally Qualified Health Center that provides clinical and supportive services focused on meeting the needs of the LGBTQ+ communities, including people with HIV. Howard Brown Health established a specialized drop-in clinic and support groups, and implemented organizational initiatives to provide culturally relevant and gender-affirming services for transgender and non-binary people, including transgender women of color. The goal of this intervention was to optimize engagement and retention in HIV services and primary care. From 2012-2016, the number of transgender and non-binary people served in primary care at Howard Brown Health more than tripled.
- Best Practices CompilationThe Enhanced Patient Navigation for Women of Color with HIV intervention uses patient navigators, who are non-medical staff in clinical settings, to reduce barriers to health care and optimize care. The intervention was effective in improving linkage to and retention in care, as well as viral suppression.
- Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions Project (DEII)Patient navigation intervention informed and adapted from the best practice findings of a past SPNS initiative that yielded successful HIV care continuum outcomes among client participants.
- Best Practices CompilationHealthy Divas focuses on empowering transgender women with HIV to achieve their personal health goals. Three sites implemented the intervention as part of the E2i initiative funded through the RWHAP Part F SPNS program from 2017 through 2021. Both engagement in HIV care and having an antiretroviral therapy prescription improved significantly for clients 12 months after enrollment in Healthy Divas.
- Evidence-Informed Interventions (E2i)Healthy Divas is an evidence-informed intervention that empowers transgender women with HIV to accomplish personalized gender affirmation and HIV health goals through peer-facilitated counseling sessions.
- Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions Project (DEII)Peer linkage and re-engagement intervention, informed and adapted from the best practice findings of a past SPNS initiative.
- Best Practices CompilationThe PC4H initiative employs a mobile app and a digital literacy workshop to improve engagement, retention in care, and medication adherence for young people with HIV. These strategies aim to reach young people who are disproportionately affected by HIV, including young men who have sex with men, young transgender women, and youth of color, with a focus on serving people who know their status but are inconsistently engaged in care. Developed by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Philadelphia FIGHT, PC4H was evaluated through the RWHAP Part F SPNS Social Media Initiative. The evaluation found that PC4H had positive impacts on retention in care and viral suppression.
- Evidence-Informed Interventions (E2i)T.W.E.E.T. is an evidence-informed intervention that engages transgender women into HIV care through peer-led health education groups, leadership opportunities, supportive services, and community building.
- University of Washington
Online clinician training platform with evidence-based core competency training on HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, care, and key populations.
Clinical care guides for various populations (based upon their racial, ethnic, and gender characteristics) and specific conditions.
- University of California, San Francisco
Resources on transgender health (e.g., guidelines, training).
Document highlights programming options for ADAPs to better serve transgender communities.
- Howard Brown Health Center
Curriculum for nurses teaching cultural competency in the care of LGBT older adults.
- Innovative Approaches to Engaging Hard-to-Reach Populations Living with HIV/AIDS into Care: Training ManualIHIP
Manual to help health care providers adapt SPNS models addressing how to engage hard-to-reach people with HIV (PWH) into care within their current operations.
- 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.
- Health Centers on the Front Lines: Be the Change: Black Cisgender and Trans Women, HIV Treatment, & PrEPTechnical Assistance Provider Innovation Network (TAP-in)Role of health centers in increasing PrEP access and use among women.
- 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.