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Topic: HIV Care Continuum

HIV Care Continuum U.S. 2014
The HIV Care Continuum is a representation of the extent to which individuals living with HIV are diagnosed, engaged in care and fully benefiting from antiretroviral therapy in terms of full viral suppression. The value of the continuum in managing the HIV epidemic is compelling: individuals fully engaged in care can manage HIV as a chronic condition and simultaneously reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to others.

Over 80% of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients are retained in HIV medical care and virally suppressed--notably better health outcomes as compared to national data (see chart). See more about the HIV Care Continuum and RWHAP clients in the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau's client level data reports and slide sets.


Guidelines and Manuals

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    April 2014

    This manual was developed to provide clinicians with ready access to practical, current, treatment information so that they may provide quality care to people living with HIV.

  • TARGET Center
    March 2013

    Protocols for delivery of HIV/AIDS medical and supportive services, developed by various state and local entities funded under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    February 2013

    HRSA’s Continuum is a graphical depiction of the spectrum of circumstances for being in and out of HIV/AIDS care. At one end is unawareness of HIV status and not in care. At the other is being fully engaged in care.

  • Philadelphia Office of HIV Planning
    November 2012

    This interactive InfoGraphic explains the Treatment Cascade.

Reports and Best Practices


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    August 2017

    Federal agency within HHS responsible for promotion of health and well-being of Americans in terms of prevention of infections, injuries, and illnesses, including HIV/AIDS.

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    April 2017

    HRSA/HAB administers The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the largest Federal program focused exclusively on HIV/AIDS care.

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

    His Health is a website training site to educate providers on the delivery of HIV health care services for Black men who have sex with men (MSM) to enhance engagement and retention in care.

  • JSI
    January 2017

    In It Together: National Health Literacy Project for Black MSMIn It Together is a health literacy training initiative for health care professionals serving black/African American Men who have Sex with Men (MSM). 

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    January 2017

    Tested and proven strategies on delivery of HIV Care, based upon HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) projects.

  • National Quality Center
    January 2017

    ShareLab is an online virtual forum providing access to interventions related to retaining HIV-infected individuals in ongoing HIV care. Users can also add their own retention interventions, rate strategies, and reply to entries made by others.

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

    Well Versed is an online resource to enhance care interactions experienced by Black MSM. The site presents information and videos for health care providers and patients to help them at each stage of a care interaction.

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center
    January 2017

    Clinical education/training resources and patient education materials on a range of HIV clinical care and clinical management topics.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    January 2017

    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.

    May 2015

    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.

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau, National Quality Center
    January 2014

    Quality improvement campaign to improve patient retention in HIV/AIDS care.