Year 29 for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
This Sunday, August 18, marks the date when the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act became law, in 1990. Then program has since been retitled as the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP).
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Below are notable highlights about the program:
- Over half of individuals diagnosed with HIV in the United States receive Ryan White services each year.
- Nearly three-quarters of RWHAP clients are from racial/ethnic minority populations; nearly half of RWHAP clients are black/African American while nearly one-fourth are 23.1% Hispanic/Latino.
- The RWHAP client population is aging; 29.4% were over 55 in 2017, a jump from 16.6% in 2010.
- In 2017, 85.9 percent of RWHAP clients were virally suppressed, well above the national average of 59.8 percent.
These data come from the robust client level data systems called the RSR, the Ryan White Services Report.
Learn more about the latest work of the RWHAP in the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative.