Ryan White and Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


HIV rates among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) are lower than rates reported among most racial/ethnic groups but higher than rates among Asians and whites, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC 2019).

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is March 20

According to HRSA's Fact Sheet, American Indian/Alaska Native Clients: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, 2018, nearly three-fourths of HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients are from racial/ethnic minority populations. American Indians/Alaska Natives comprise 0.5% of persons receiving HIV care from the RWHAP. The majority are low income, men who have sex with men, and over 50 years of age. In 2018, 86.6% of AI/AN clients receiving RWHAP HIV medical care achieved viral suppression. 

March 20 is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 

RWHAP Policy

See HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau Policy Notice 07-01 Use of Funds for American Indians and Alaska Natives and Indian Health Service Programs on access to RWHAP services for AI/AN populations. 

TA and Training Resources

Various resources have been developed to address HIV/AIDS among Native American and Alaska Native populations. Below are highlights:

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