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Ryan White and Asian Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

April 19, 2018


Asians Not Testing for HIV

Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) represent just two percent (2%) of new HIV infections, although new HIV infections among API gay/bisexual men have increased dramatically in recent years. Asians comprise 1.4 percent 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 2016 HRSA client-level data, the percentage of RWHAP clients who achieved viral suppression has increased steadily in recent years, from 69.5% in 2010 to 84.9% in 2016. Improvements over the years have also been documented among RWHAP Asian clients (78.8 to 92.3 percent from 2010-2016) and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander clients (70.5 to 84.8 percent from 2010-2016).

TA and Training Resources

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

Highlights include the following:

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