This SPNS initiative examined innovative models for linkage to and retention in HIV care and produced a series of intervention manuals on best practices.
Transgender people, particularly, transgender women of color, have particularly higher rates of HIV infection. Rates are especially high among African American transgender women. Transgender people also face significant barriers to accessing HIV and other medical care and social support services.
Guidelines and Manuals
SPNS Transgender Women of Color InitiativeNovember 2018
AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)September 2018
This is an online training platform providing U.S. health care staff with the following information:
- Evidence-based core competency training on HIV prevention
- Screening, Diagnosis, and Care
- Delivery of services to key populations
Clinical care guides for various populations (based upon their racial, ethnic, and gender characteristics) and specific conditions.
Webinars and Training
Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation (CQII)April 2019
This webinar took a deeper look at intercultural communication and how it may be a barrier to care.
Evidence-Informed Interventions (E2i)May 2018
Overview of E2i and its goal to identify and provide support for the implementation of evidence-informed interventions to reduce HIV-related health disparities and improve health outcomes.
Futures Without Violence, HRSAMay 2017
Website-based toolkit for HRSA Health Centers and domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA) advocacy programs to establish partnerships in addressing intimate partner violence (IPV).
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareJune 2016
Panelists discuss the social determinants of health that create barriers to prevention and care for young adult Latino(a)s.
Reports and Best Practices
SPNS Social Media InitiativeJuly 2019
Preliminary data from the Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Program project, Use of Social Media to Improve Engagement, Retention, and Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum.
Document highlights programming options for ADAPs to better serve transgender communities.
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareMay 2016
Exploration of the unique challenges that older adults living with HIV may face and five steps for health care providers and AIDS service providers to consider in addressing these challenges.
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareDecember 2015
Information on PrEP for transgender women.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)September 2014
Implementation guide for HIV providers on addressing the unique needs of women of color.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2008
Estos cuadernos describen la manera de asistir a conectar personas que viven con VIH/SIDA con el sistema médico.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2006
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.
Resource focused on increasing access to health care services for trans and gender-variant communities.
AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)January 2018
HIV clinical training resources (e.g., curricula, slides, fact sheets categorized by clinical topic, populations and training methods) and collaborative support for the AETC Program.
Howard Brown Health CenterOctober 2012
Curriculum for nurses teaching cultural competency in the care of LGBT older adults.