Women

In 2018, 26.5% of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients were female. Women comprised 19% of new HIV diagnoses in the United States in 2018. Minority women, particularly African Americans, are the most heavily impacted. Many women living with HIV disease face socioeconomic and other barriers, like intimate partner violence and responsibility for child and family care. Women who receive care from the RWHAP are far more likely to be retained in care and have viral suppression than those not receiving RWHAP services. See the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau Fact Sheet, Female Clients: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, 2018 (January 2020).

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Guidelines and Manuals

  • Abt Associates

    Curriculum of educational sessions to promote client engagement and retention in HIV care in order to increase overall rates of viral suppression, based on evidence informed practices, including motivational interviewing, to address identified gaps in care.

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC), University of Washington

    Online clinician training platform with evidence-based core competency training on HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, care, and key populations.

  • SPNS Transgender Women of Color Initiative

    Innovative models for linking and retaining transgender women of color in HIV care, developed by a multi-site demonstration project.

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

  • Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions Project (DEII)

    Evidence-informed interventions that produce optimal HIV care outcomes (jail transitional care, buprenorphine, patient navigation and peer support for women of color)

  • Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation (CQII)

    Interventions tested and implemented by participating agencies of the end+disparities ECHO Collaborative national quality improvement initiative to address HIV disparities among Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funded grant recipients.

  • SPNS Social Media Initiative

    Intervention monographs and implementation manuals from demonstration sites participating in the SPNS project, Use of Social Media to Improve Engagement, Retention, and Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum.

  • National Center for Innovation in HIV Care

    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.

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)

    Implementation guide for HIV providers on addressing the unique needs of women of color living with HIV.

  • National Minority AETC

    BE SAFE is a framework that uses culturally pluralistic content and perspectives based on the following six core elements:

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)

    Pilot-test of an online meeting Using Web 2.0 tools vs. a traditional in-person meeting venue with women infected or affected by HIV infection.

  • AIDS Action Foundation

    Estos cuadernos describen la manera de asistir a conectar personas que viven con VIH/SIDA con el sistema médico. 

  • 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.  

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