Ryan White and World AIDS Day 2022


December 1 is World AIDS Day. The 2022 theme is Putting Ourselves to the Test: Achieving Equity to End HIV.

Evidence of Equity: The Data

Equity is the buzzword of the day but has been a principle of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) since its inception in 1990. Tangible outcomes are evident in the data. From 2010, when client level data were first collected by the Ryan White program, to 2021, viral suppression rates have improved across the board and disparities have narrowed considerably. In 2021, 89.7% of RWHAP clients receiving RWHAP medical care were virally suppressed, according to the RWHAP Annual Client-Level Data Report, 2021 (HRSA, 2022).

Equity and Ending the HIV Epidemic

TAP-in: Technical Assistance Provider-innovation network is the HRSA-funded technical assistance and training project that supports Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) jurisdictions. In 2022, TAP-in unveiled its Imagine: Ending HIV. It’s Possible campaign, which seeks to build staff and local health department leadership as they work to reduce the number of new HIV infections by 90% by 2030 under the EHE initiative. Among the campaign resources are videos and fact sheets highlighting successful HIV intervention strategies, shareable social media content, blogs, articles, and webinars.

Learn more about HRSA EHE activities under the RWHAP and HRSA Health Centers.  

Further Building Equity: Resources

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