This SPNS initiative examined innovative models for linkage to and retention in HIV care and produced a series of intervention manuals on best practices.
Women comprise one-fourth of estimated HIV diagnoses in the United States. 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 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) are far more likely to be retained in care and have viral suppression than those not receiving RWHAP 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
Webinars and Training
Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions Project (DEII)August 2018
Preliminary data and lessons learned from the pre-implementation and early-implementation phases of initiatives featured in the DEII project.
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.
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareMay 2017
Review of research on the causes of higher trauma prevalence among PLWH, the relationship of trauma symptoms to decreased engagement in HIV services, and best practices in trauma-informed care.
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).
Reports and Best Practices
Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions Project (DEII)November 2017
Evidence-informed HIV Care And Treatment Intervention (CATI) packages.
Review of how trauma-informed care services were implemented in a medical clinic and community organization, health department implementation actions, and client perspectives on these services.
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.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)September 2014
Implementation guide for HIV providers on addressing the unique needs of women of color.
National Minority AETCSeptember 2012
BE SAFE is a framework that uses culturally pluralistic content and perspectives based on these six core elements: Barriers to Care, Ethics, Sensitivity of the Provider, Assessment, Facts, and Encounters.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2010
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.
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.
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.