HHS Awards Grants for HIV/AIDS Care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced $2.27 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants  were awarded to cities, counties, states, and local community-based organizations to support a comprehensive system of primary medical care, medication, and essential support services for people with HIV in the United States.  The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau, plays a leading role in the Administration’s new Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative.  According to most recent data, there are more than 12,000 RWHAP clients who visited only rural providers.  Of these, 85.5 percent were virally suppressed, meaning that HIV levels have an “undetectable” status following consistent use of daily antiretroviral therapy.  Access the list of grantees here.