PLWH and Community
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) is dedicated to providing the best care to people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS (PLWH). 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
- Clients should work with their trusted HIV/AIDS care team to learn about health insurance coverage options under the Affordable Care Act. Learn more about health care reform and health care plan enrollment resources for consumers.
Topics for PLWH
See our People Living 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.
Guidelines and Manuals
U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesMay 2019
Federal guidelines for treatment, prevention and care of HIV disease and opportunistic infections.
Webinars and Training
ACE TA CenterJuly 2018
Open Enrollment for 2019 Marketplace plans runs from November 1 to December 15, 2018.
National Quality CenterJanuary 2015
Online learning on key quality improvement concepts, tailored for consumers of HIV care.
Tools and Job Aids
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), NASTADJanuary 2019
Application and companion document on how to apply for any pharmaceutical assistance program (PAP) offered by pharmaceutical companies.
Planning CHATTJune 2018
The Primer is designed to help Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A planning council members understand the roles and functioning of planning councils.
Health literacy training initiative for health care professionals serving black/African American Men who have Sex with Men.
Boston University School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)August 2009
Training compendium for agencies seeking to develop programs that utilize peers to help engage and retain other people living with HIV/AIDS in care. Componentes Esenciales para la Capacitación y Éxito de los Trabajadores Pares (Peers)
Reports and Best Practices
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)December 2018
Data reports, slide decks, and infographics on the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP).
U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesFebruary 2018
U.S. HIV-related treatment guidelines along with HIV topics, fact sheets, drug database and more.