Women

25% of clients are female, 67% live at or below the poverty level, 89.9% are virally suppressed, 54.5% are aged 50 or more.

One-fourth of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients are female. Minority women, particularly African Americans, are the most heavily impacted. Many women living with HIV disease face socioeconomic and other barriers, like intimate partner violence and responsibility for child and family care. Women who receive care from the RWHAP are far more likely to be retained in care and have viral suppression than those not receiving RWHAP services. 

Best Practices

Resources

Webinars

Conference Presentations

Wayne State University
Evelyn Postell-Franklin
2022 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
Department of Public Health, University of Massachusetts
Minu P. Mohan, Cecilia Flores-Rodríguez, Linda Sprague Martinez, Judith Scott, Alicia Downes, Angela Wangari Walter, Serena Rajabiun
2022 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
AIDS Foundation Chicago
Andrea Dakin, Nora Bouacha
2022 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
UNC Hospitals-Infectious Diseases
Emily Duberman, Arianne Morrison, Christopher Hurt, Corazon Halsey, Amy Durr, Claire Farel
2022 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
HRSA
Corliss Heath, Alicia Downes, Judith Scott, Letitia Burr
2022 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment

Technical Assistance

  • Design, implementation, and evaluation of bundled evidence–informed interventions for Black women with HIV. Project period: 2020-2024.
  • TA/training for RWHAP agencies to improve the quality of HIV/AIDS care they provide. Project period: 2020-2024.

  • Clinician consultation on HCV management, HIV management, perinatal HIV/AIDS, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylaxis, substance use. Project period: 2016-2025.

  • ELEVATE will prepare people with HIV to meaningfully engage and take on leadership roles in planning bodies, advocacy actions, and the HIV workforce. Project period: 2020-2024.

  • The NHC provides ongoing, up-to-date information needed to meet the core competency knowledge for HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, and ongoing treatment and care to healthcare providers in the United States. Project period: 2020-2022.
  • Platform for RWHAP Part D recipients to increase the delivery of care innovations; increase the skills of staffing working with women, infant, children and youth; and support partner collaboration for dissemination of best practices.
  • Initiative documenting best practice strategies and interventions that have been shown to improve HIV outcomes in a "real world" setting and can be replicated by other programs. Project period: 2021-2024.
  • Interactive data tool to visualize the reach, impact, and outcomes of the RWHAP. HRSA offers office hours and webinars to help use the tool.