Topic: Adolescents & Youth
One-fourth of new HIV cases in the U.S. are among young people (ages 13-24). Cases are overwhelmingly among gay/bisexual men, particularly African Americans. A large proportion of youth who are HIV infected do not know it and, by default, are not in care. Youth receiving Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) services have higher rates of retention in care and better viral suppression, compared with youth not receiving RWHAP services, although younger RWHAP clients do not fair as well as adult RWHAP clients.
- Learn more. See Living History and the HRSA/HAB website (e.g., Part D Women, Infants, Children and Youth and the fact sheet) and the Awareness Days blog.
- See HRSA's Black MSM initiatives: His Health (Engaging Black MSM in HIV Care), Well Versed (conversation-starting resource for healthcare providers & Black MSM) and In It Together: National Health Literacy Project for Black MSM.
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Guidelines and Manuals
Collection of clinical care guides for various populations (based upon their racial, ethnic, and gender characteristics) and specific conditions.
Webinars and Training
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)August 2018
This webinar discussed infrastructure development for HRSA HAB Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program-funded providers that are delivering HIV care to youth.
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareJune 2016
Panelists discuss the social determinants of health that create barriers to prevention and care for young adult Latino(a)s.
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareApril 2015
This webinar discusses engaging Boston youth into HIV care and describe how racial justice-focused structural change initiatives can help optimize this work.
The goal of the Center for Engaging Black MSM Across the Care Continuum (CEBACC) is to identify, compile, and disseminate best practices and effective models for HIV clinical care and treatment across the HIV care continuum in order to increase the capacity, quality, and eff
Tools and Job Aids
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)October 2010
Toolkit for implementing a comprehensive program to support HIV-positive youth transitioning from adolescent to adult HIV care. Also provides information on how to set up and supervise a program for young adult leaders on self-management and life skills.
Reports and Best Practices
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.
Next Step and MassCAREMay 2012Guidebook for multiple audiences that outlines steps (called Solutions in the guide) for transitioning youth from pediatric care to adult services.
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.
U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesFebruary 2018
Portal for HIV/AIDS information from the U.S. federal government-from facts about HIV/AIDS, where to get services, policies and programs and more.
Enlace principal a recursos clave de sitios del gobierno federal de los EE.UU. en español relacionados con el VIH/SIDA. Incluye servicios de prevención, tratamiento y apoyo. Central link to key Spanish language resources related to HIV/AIDS from U.S. Federal websites. Includes prevention, treatment, and support services.
AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)January 2018
Clinical education/training resources and patient education materials on a range of HIV clinical care and clinical management topics.