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Project Overview

Project Name

Rapid ART Dissemination Assistance Program (DAP)

The Opportunity

We have an unprecedented opportunity to end the HIV epidemic in America that requires applying and taking to scale what we know works. This includes an urgent need to extend the clear public health benefits of rapid ART across the nation. Rapid ART has demonstrated the ability to achieve improvements in ART uptake, viral suppression and retention. It is critical to enable swift replication of these approaches more broadly, at the point of care, as part of the nation’s plan to end the HIV epidemic.

The Initiative

CAI, in collaboration with strategic partners, will promote widespread adoption and replication of rapid ART models throughout Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) settings. The CAI-led team will work over 3 years to: in Year 1, identify and describe the most promising rapid ART programs from across the country; in Year 2, package the most promising programs in a compendium and develop implementation tools and guides; and in Year 3, support dissemination and replication of identified rapid ART models through training, including training-of-trainers.


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1,000,000.00 with 100% percentage funded by HRSA/HHS and $0 amount and 0 percentage funded by non-government source(s). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.