Ryan White Program
Help for low-income patients living with HIV in southeast Iowa
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides a comprehensive system of HIV primary
medical care, essential support services, and medications for low-income
people living with HIV who are uninsured and underserved.
The program grants funds through the University of Hospital’s a clinics
to provide care and treatment services to people living with HIV to improve
health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission.
More 500,000 people diagnosed HIV in the U.S. receive services through
the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program each year.
Over the last 28 years, HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program has played
a critical role in the United States’ public health response to
HIV. The Program serves as an important source of ongoing access to HIV
medication that can enable people living with HIV to live close to normal
lifespans. In 2017, 85.9 percent of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients
were virally suppressed, exceeding the national average of 59.8 percent.
First authorized in 1990, the Program is funded at $2.34 billion in fiscal
year 2018. The Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration
(HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB).
About The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Parts
Through HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, Great River Medical Center
patients with HIV/AIDS can receive:
- Funds for transportation to medical and support services
- Financial assistance for medications
- Support services for their family members
- Mental health services