About the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, essential support services, and medications for low-income people with HIV. The program funds grants to states, cities, counties, and local community-based organizations to provide care and treatment services to people with HIV to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among hard-to-reach populations.
More than half of people with diagnosed HIV in the United States receive services through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program each year. That means more than half a million people received services through the program.
Over the last three decades, HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program has played a critical role in the United States’ public health response to HIV. What was once a deadly disease is now a manageable, chronic condition, if there is access to high-quality health care, support, and appropriate medical treatment.. In 2019, 88.1, 85.9 percent of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients were virally suppressed, exceeding the national average of 64.7 percent.
First authorized in 1990, the Program is funded at $2.39 billion in fiscal year 2020. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB).