From Laura Cheever, M.D., Sc.M., Associate Administrator, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) is pleased to release its inaugural Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Annual Client-Level Data Report, 2017.
This publication reflects HRSA HAB’s ongoing commitment to ensuring the availability of timely program information. The report is the first publication of national ADAP client-level data submitted through the ADAP Data Report (ADR) system. ADR data describe the demographic characteristics of clients accessing ADAP services and the ADAP-funded services used. Data are included for 2014 through 2017, nationally and by state/territory.
The publication provides a deeper look at service utilization, demographic, and socioeconomic factors among clients served by ADAP. The report includes client-level data based on age, race/ethnicity, federal poverty level, and health care coverage.
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program ADAP provides essential medication to low-income people with HIV who have limited or no health care coverage. ADAP is critical to ensuring that people with HIV are able to adhere to medication regimens and remain virally suppressed. The medication and health care coverage assistance offered by ADAP is crucial for attaining optimal HIV health outcomes among people with HIV, for preventing further transmission of the virus and, ultimately, for ending the HIV epidemic.
We are excited to share this report with you. The RWHAP AIDS Drug Assistance Program Annual Client-Level Data Report, 2017 is not copyrighted and may be used and copied without permission; citation is, however, appreciated (in the report, please page ii for the citation information).