HIV and Primary Care Resources

The resources on this page can be used to support health centers and other safety net providers working to integrate HIV services into their primary care services.

Integrating HIV Services through Partnerships for Care (P4C)

Partnerships for Care (P4C) was a 3-year project (2014-2017) in which health centers partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded state health departments in Massachusetts, New York, Maryland, and Florida. Project goals were to strengthen the workforce, build infrastructure, and provide HIV services. In fiscal year 2014, 22 health centers received supplemental funding to expand the provision of HIV prevention, testing, and care and treatment services, especially among racial/ethnic minorities.

The P4C project identified promising practices for the integration of HIV services into primary care and for building strong primary care-public health partnerships HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer to expand the provision of HIV prevention and care services. Promising practices recommend these elements for success:

  • Multidisciplinary teams: Teams should be specific to health center structure (i.e., HIV providers, infectious disease specialists, case managers, etc.).
  • Leadership and staff buy-in: HIV care teams must have leadership and staff buy-in to support program sustainability and promote health center cultural shift.
  • Electronic Health Records (EHR) enhancement: Improving the use of health information technology and data analytics is essential to effectively track and manage HIV care.
  • Strategic State/Local Partnerships: Data-sharing and case-conferencing strengthened partnerships between health centers and local/state health departments. These practices enabled health centers to identify new HIV infections and re-engage out-of-care patients. Partnerships with community organizations were key to comprehensive services for HIV-positive and high-risk patients (e.g., to address housing, transportation, legal, and substance use disorder issues).

Learn more in “Partnerships for Care Health Centers and Health Departments Collaborating to Improve HIV Health Outcomes, Year Two Update (PDF - 443 KB).”


The toolkit below captures the resources, tools, and lessons learned from P4C health centers during the project. All health centers who are interested in applying these promising practices may find it useful. This three-module toolkit includes case studies and vignettes from P4C grantees, addressing the five P4C focal areas:

  • Workforce development
  • Infrastructure development
  • Service delivery
  • Quality improvement and evaluation
  • Sustainable partnerships


Integrating HIV Care, Treatment & Prevention Services into Primary Care – A Toolkit for Health Centers (PDF - 12 MB)


Writing Effective Policies and Procedures for HIV Service Delivery in Primary Care Settings
Presentation (PDF – 709 KB) | Audio | Transcript (PDF – 229 KB)

Billing and Coding Community of Practice (CoP)

Engaging Immigrant Refugee Populations
Presentation (PDF – 5.6 MB) | Audio | Transcript (PDF – 219 KB)

Engaging and Retaining Older Patients in HIV Services
Presentation (PDF – 1.6 MB) | Audio | Transcript (PDF – 133 KB)

Engaging and Linking Young MSM into Health Care
Presentation (PDF – 4.7 MB) | Audio | Transcript (PDF – 174 KB)

Ten Things: Creating Inclusive Health Care Environments for LGBT People
Presentation (PDF – 2.3 MB) | Audio | Transcript (PDF – 169 KB)

Using the CLAS Standards to Enhance Cultural Competence in Integrated Care
Presentation (PDF – 623 KB) | Audio | Transcript (PDF – 150 KB)

Continuity of Care for Mobile Patients with HIV/AIDS
Presentation (PDF – 3.5 MB) | Audio | Transcript (PDF – 163 KB)

Implementing PrEP in Clinic
Presentation (PDF – 591 KB) | No audio available

Practical Strategies for PrEP Primary
Presentation (PDF – 656 KB) | Audio | Transcript (PDF – 159 KB)

PrEP Services and Approaches: It’s More Than Just Med
Presentation (PDF – 857 KB) | No audio available

EHR Community of Practice (CoP)

  • CoP #2 – Identifying Data and Reports Needed for Quality Improvement
    Presentation (PDF – 1.3 MB) | Audio | Transcript (PDF – 160 KB)
  • CoP #4 – Leveraging Information Systems and Technology to Strengthen Care Coordination and Patient Engagement
    Presentation (PDF – 807 KB) | Audio | Transcript (PDF – 146 KB)

Motivational Interview (MI) Patient Engagement
Presentation (PDF – 2.2 MB) | Audio | Transcript (PDF – 152 KB)

Multidisciplinary Team-Based Care Community of Practice (CoP)

Additional Resources

  • The Department of Health and Human Services: National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2020 (2017)
    Overview | Infographic (PDF – 603 KB)
  • HRSA Health Center Program: Provision of HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in health centers (2014)
    Technical Assistance Resource (PDF – 201 KB)
  • The TARGET Center: HIV Care Continuum HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer Resource Library (2018)


  • AIDS Education & Training Center (AETC): National HIV Curriculum Promotional Slide Set (2017)
    Presentation HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer (PPT – 5.62 MB)
  • HRSA: Increasing Access to HIV Testing and Linkage to Care (2014)
    On-Demand webinar HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer
  • HRSA: Promising Practices for Putting the “Routine” into HIV Testing at health centers (2012)
    On-Demand webinar HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer | Presentation (PDF – 2 MB)


Date Last Reviewed:  October 2018