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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

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC), University of Washington
    March 2020

    Online training platform providing U.S. health care staff with evidence-based core competency training on HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, and care.

  • SPNS Transgender Women of Color Initiative
    November 2018

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

Webinars and Training

Reports and Best Practices

  • Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions Project (DEII)
    November 2017

    Initiative field testing four evidence-informed Care And Treatment Interventions (CATI) packages--interventions that produce optimal HIV care outcomes. 

  • National Center for Innovation in HIV Care
    May 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 living with HIV.

  • National Minority AETC
    September 2012

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

  • 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.

  • AIDS Action Foundation
    January 2008

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

  • AIDS Action Foundation
    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.  

Websites

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)
    May 2020

    HIV clinical training resources for the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program, funded by HRSA's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. 

  • Howard Brown Health Center
    October 2012

    Curriculum for nurses teaching cultural competency in the care of LGBT older adults.

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