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

  • Aging AIDS Awareness Day
    September 2018

    Nearly half of Americans living with diagnosed HIV are 50 and older. Most contracted HIV at a younger age and are living longer because they are engaged in HIV/AIDS care and benefiting from effective treatments. However, a significant proportion...

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    September 2018

    It's easier than ever to stay on target. The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) technical assistance (TA) and training website has undergone a major update to make it easier for users to...

  • logo for gay men's AIDS awareness day
    September 2018

    As it was in the earliest days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, gay and bisexual men (men who have sex with men, MSM) comprise the majority of HIV/AIDS cases in the U.S., representing over half of those infected with HIV/AIDS. MSM represent nearly three...

  • Harold Phillips
    July 2018

    The synergy found in HRSA's HIV work across domestic and global programming was just one of the topics covered in's Facebook Live interview with Harold Phillips, Director of the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau's Office of HIV/AIDS Training and...

  • AIDS 2018 Logo
    June 2018

    One of the primary objectives of AIDS 2018, the 22nd International AIDS Conference, is to explore evidence-informed HIV interventions designed for key populations: people living with HIV, displaced populations, men who have sex with men (MSM),...

  • 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...

  • Logo of National Transgender HIV Testing Day
    April 2018
    National Transgender HIV Testing Dayis April 18

    HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) has multiple initiatives under way to support transgender individuals living with HIV, who comprise about 1.3% of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients, according...

  • logo for youth aids awareness day
    April 2018

    Twenty-two percent of new HIV cases in 2015 in the United States occurred among young people (ages 13-24), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These new infections occurred overwhelmingly among gay/bisexual men...

  •  Native American AIDS Awareness
    March 2018

    HIV rates among American Indians/Alaska Natives are lower than rates reported among most racial/ethnic groups but higher than rates among Asians and whites, according to the CDC.

    According to the 2016 RWHAP Client Level Report, Ryan White...

  • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    March 2018

    Women account for nearly one fourth of people living with HIV infection in the United States (CDC data) and 27.3% of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients (2016 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Annual Client-Level Data Report). Minority women...

  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    February 2018
    Remarkable Improvements in Viral Suppression

    Most individuals who get their HIV/AIDS care from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) have low incomes and little or no health insurance coverage...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...
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    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...

  • Latinx AIDS Day
    October 2017

    Latinos, who comprise 17% of the U.S. population, bear a disproportionate HIV/AIDS burden. In 2014, Latinos represented 24 percent of new HIV diagnoses. Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) represent the majority of Latino HIV and AIDS cases (...

  • 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...

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    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 ...