In 2019, Asians comprised 1.5% of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients; Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders represented .2% of those receiving RWHAP services. In the U.S., about 2% of HIV diagnoses in 2018 were Asians (CDC, 2020)
Viral Suppression: Asian and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander RWHAP Clients
According to the 2019 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 88.1% in 2019. Improvements over this same time span have also been documented among RWHAP Asian clients (78.8% to 94.7%) and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander clients (70.5% to 88.2%).
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.
- National HIV Curriculum: HIV in Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations
- AETC Clinical Resources Focused on Asians
- Clinician's Guide to Working with Asian and Pacific Islanders Living with HIV
- BESAFE: A Cultural Competency Model for Asians and Pacific Islanders
- The Compendium of Culturally Competent Promising Practices: The Role of Traditional Health in HIV Clinical Management