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