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Ryan White and Asian Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

May 18, 2020


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Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) represent just two percent (2%) of new HIV infections in the U.S. New HIV infections among API gay/bisexual men have increased dramatically in recent years. Asians comprise 1.4% of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients; Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders comprise .2% of those receiving RWHAP services.

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

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

According to the 2018 RWHAP Annual Client-Level Data Report, the percentage of RWHAP clients who achieved viral suppression has increased steadily in recent years, from 69.5% in 2010 to 87.1% in 2018. Improvements over the years have also been documented among RWHAP Asian clients (78.8% to 93.8% from 2010-2018) and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander clients (70.5% to 88.4% from 2010-2018). 

See RWHAP Fast Facts: Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Clients

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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