Ryan White HIV Care and Asian Pacific Islanders


In 2021, Asians and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders each comprised less than 2% of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients (RWHAP Annual Client-Level Data Report, HRSA, 2022). In the U.S., about 2+% of HIV diagnoses in 2019 were Asian, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islanders (CDC, 2022)

Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is May 19

Viral Suppression: Asian and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander RWHAP Clients

According to the RWHAP Annual Client-Level Data Report (HRSA, 2022), the percentage of RWHAP clients who achieved viral suppression has increased steadily, from 69.5% in 2010 to 89.7% in 2021. Improvements over this same time span have also been documented among RWHAP Asian clients (78.8% to 95.9%) and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander clients (70.5% to 87.8%). However, from 2020 to 2021, viral suppression among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander clients decreased, from 90.7% to 87.8%.

TA and Training Resources

HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau and its partners have developed a number of resources to address HIV/AIDS among API populations. 

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