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People with HIV and Community

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) is dedicated to providing the best care to people with HIV. This website has resources to help health care professionals deliver high quality care. For you, the RWHAP relies on your involvement in planning councils, advisory boards, and peer programs. The community perspective helps to keep this program on the right track.

But the most important role for you is to take care of your health. This means keeping appointments, taking medications, and asking for help and support from friends, family, and professionals like physicians, nurses, case managers and counselors.

Getting in Care, Staying in Care

Topics for People with HIV

See the Top Picks below as well as our People with HIV & Community Involvement resources for information on varied topics, like:

  • Community Advisory Boards - how to set up and improve a community advisory board.
  • Peer Programs - train patients and community members to support other patients.
  • Quality Management - HRSA's standards and tools and resources to measure and improve performance.

See also our Planning resources and the vital role of consumers in Ryan White decision-making. Start with the Planning Body Operations resources, particularly the Planning Council Primer and Training Guide for RWHAP Part A Planning Councils/Planning Bodies: A Member’s First Planning Cycle.

Key Resources

Webinars and Training

  • National Quality Center, Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation (CQII)
    July 2019

    Online learning on key quality improvement concepts, tailored for consumers of HIV care.

Tools and Job Aids

Reports and Best Practices

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
    December 2019

    Data reports, slide decks, and infographics on the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP).


  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    September 2020

    U.S. HIV-related treatment guidelines, drug database, and glossary.

  • Center for Engaging Black MSM across the Care Continuum
    January 2017

    Web training site to educate providers on the delivery of HIV health care services for black men who have sex with men to enhance engagement/retention in care.

  • Center for Engaging Black MSM across the Care Continuum
    January 2017

    Online resource to enhance care interactions experienced by Black MSM.