HRSA Releases 2018 Client-Level Data Report
Laura W. Cheever, MD, ScM, Associate Administrator, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau - The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Annual Client-Level Data Report, 2018 has been published.
2018 Viral Load Suppression Rates: 87.1%
This publication reflects HRSA HAB’s ongoing commitment to ensuring the availability of timely program information. Through use of this report, our stakeholders and partners can access newly available, national Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) client-level data in a single publication. The report features RWHAP Services Report (RSR) data on all clients served by the RWHAP during calendar years 2014 through 2018.
RWHAP Client Characteristics
The publication provides an in-depth look at demographic and socioeconomic factors among clients served, including age, race/ethnicity, transmission risk category, federal poverty level, health care coverage, and housing status.
Viral Suppression and Retention in Care
In addition, the report presents retention in care and viral suppression data for the overall RWHAP client population receiving medical care, as well as among key priority populations served by the RWHAP.
Ending the HIV Epidemic
The Administration’s new Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative is focused on four key strategies that together can end the HIV epidemic in the United States: diagnose, treat, prevent, and respond. This annual publication highlights how HRSA’s RWHAP plays a key role in providing care and treatment to people with new HIV diagnoses, people with HIV who are re-engaged in care, and people with HIV who are in care but not virally suppressed, as well as continued care for the more than half a million people served by the RWHAP annually.
What's New in the Report?
The 2018 report includes four new data tables to better meet the needs for data-informed decision making:
- Retention in care and viral suppression in 2018, among MSM aged 13 years and older, by race/ethnicity and selected characteristics (Tables 12b and 12d)
- Retention in care and viral suppression in 2018, by housing status and selected characteristics (Tables 18a/b)
We are excited to share this report with you. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Annual Client-Level Data Report, 2018 is not copyrighted and may be used and copied without permission; citation is, however, appreciated.