A new report from HRSA released this week shows that clients receiving Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program medical care were virally suppressed at a record level – 88.1 percent – in 2019.
This means people with HIV who take medication daily as prescribed and reach and maintain an undetectable viral load have effectively no risk of sexually transmitting the virus to an HIV-negative partner. Led by HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Annual Client-Level Data Report, 2019, is the sixth annual publication of national client-level data from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Services Report (RSR).
The RSR is HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau’s primary source of annual, client-level data reported by more than 2,000 funded Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients and subrecipients across the United States. The publication provides an in-depth look at demographic and socioeconomic factors among program clients served, including age, race/ethnicity, transmission risk category, federal poverty level, health care coverage and housing status. The report also assesses the demographics of those receiving services and highlights the progress and disparities in HIV-related outcomes – particularly viral suppression.