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These stories highlight people, programs, and topics to inspire and inform the Ryan White community.

  • CDC MMWR on First AIDS Cases in 1981
    June 2018's June 5 blog reminded us that this was the day 37 years ago was when the first AIDS cases were reported, in a CDC a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among gay men in Los...

  • HIV Testing Day
    June 2018

    The proportion of HIV-infected individuals who know their serostatus has increased in recent years, demonstrating progress toward the goal of expanded testing to reduce further transmission and link infected individuals to life-saving care. Being...

  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
    May 2018

    The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) has had a long-standing commitment to people living with HIV (PLWH) who are coinfected with hepatitis C (see highlights below). Despite advances in HIV...

  • Asians Not Testing for HIV
    April 2018

    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...

  • NASHP Logo
    January 2018

    Cross-Posted from blog

    HHS has supported the development of a toolkit that can help state Medicaid programs and health departments to work together to improve viral suppression rates among people living with HIV, making them...

  • Woman at Doorway
    January 2018

    The HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) is highlighting data on housing instability and homelessness among Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients, and the relationship of housing status to viral load suppression. These markers are key components of...

  • DEII Logo
    December 2017

    HRSA has developed four manuals to help Ryan White-funded (and other) HIV agencies implement evidence-informed interventions tested by the Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) program for linking, re-engaging, and retaining persons...

  • Logo His Health
    November 2017

    Guest Blog from His Health - Online training for health care professionals on delivery of HIV care for black men who have sex with men (MSM) is available from His Health, a HRSA-funded training initiative. His Health offers a full range of...

  • HRSA Logo
    November 2017

    Cross-posted from Blog - Laura Cheever, MD, ScM, Associate Administrator, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, November 29, 2017

    The Health Resources and...

  • CCLC Portal Image
    November 2017

    When the Ryan White CARE Act was enacted in 1990, communities and states across the U.S. lost no time in creating HIV care systems. Periodically, they experience the need to step back and reassess their approach in order to integrate advances in...

  • ribbons
    October 2017

    Each, year, 11 national and international HIV/AIDS Awareness Days focus attention on specific populations and issues.

    See HIV.GOV for detailed information on the Awareness Days. Learn about related Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program activities...
  • In It Together Image
    October 2017

    Cross-post of 10/3/17 blog. By Michelle Vatalaro, Health Literacy Lead, In It Together project, and Mira Levinson, Project Director, In It Together project 

    October is Health Literacy Month, so now is a great time to start on the...

  • Logo of USCA 2017
    September 2017

    The final day of USCA 2017 included a HRSA session, Supporting the Leadership of Jurisdictions in Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Planning. This workshop reviewed the status of HRSA and CDC efforts to promote integrated HIV prevention and care...

  • September 2017

    We covered three sessions today: a morning HRSA workshop on HIV care data, an afternoon session on the National HIV Curriculum (see below), and a lunchtime plenary session featuring speakers from federal agencies HRSA, CDC, NIH, and the HHS ...

  • Logo of USCA 2017
    September 2017

    Two sessions we attended today focused on the tremendous strides that are being made in the area of HIV care and treatment. The first covered ongoing work within Ryan White HIV/AIDS Programs (RWHAP) to improve the quality of HIV care. The second...

  • USCA 2017 Logo
    September 2017
    Models and Best Practices

    People who receive services through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) do far better in terms of retention in care and viral suppression compared with the general population of people living with HIV in the United...

  • August 2017

    Highlights from Laura W. Cheever, MD, ScM, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau Associate Administrator and Conference Co-Chair

    The field of HIV/AIDS care and treatment continues to evolve rapidly. Groundbreaking developments in HIV research are regularly ...

  • Logo of National Quality Center
    July 2017

    The National Quality Center (NQC), a HRSA-funded cooperative agreement, has announced the winners of the 2017 Quality of Care Awards. Each year NQC receives a multitude of applications that show the sophistication of the quality improvement work...

  • July 2017

    From the National Quality Center (now called CQII), from an ongoing series of profiles of activities and insights from Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program agencies implementing clinical quality management.

    When it became a [Ryan White HIV/AIDS...

  • Three People at Computer
    March 2017

    CAREWare users are problem-solvers of a group kind. And they act pretty fast.

    In mid-January, there was a mini-flurry of concerns on the CAREWare listserv that client records were “disappearing” from the CAREWare database. Agencies...

  • Ryan White 2016 Meeting Logo
    February 2017

    Conference poster sessions are standard offerings at national meetings but, for some attendees, they get overlooked in the mix of workshops and plenaries and, well, eating and talking to colleagues. That’s why we are bringing a mini-recap of just...

  • HRSA Moving Forward
    January 2017

    Any reasonably well functioning agency will have some type of new employee orientation. Ryan White agencies should put a premium on orientation given the amount of turnover in the HIV workforce. Add to that the passage of time and potential loss...

  • Amy Palilonis (HUD) and Chau Nguyen (HRSA)
    January 2017

    Cross-Posted from HIV.GOV Blog

    According to data from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), people living with HIV who are temporarily or unstably housed have lower rates of retention in care and viral suppression. A new $3.6 million,...

  • Jurisdictionl Approach to Curing Hepatitis C
    December 2016

    HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau has awarded a new initiative to improve hepatitis C virus (HCV) services among HIV/HCV coinfected people of color, funded under the FY 2016 Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund.The initiative is called the “...

  • PrEP
    November 2016

    This is a November 2016 update of the June 2016 Blog. Thanks for AIDS Foundation of Chicago for the nudge.

    Federal guidelines released May 2014 put an official stamp on use of a daily antiretroviral drug regimen called pre-exposure...