The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) helps low-income people with HIV. We help them receive:
- Medical care
- Essential support services to help them stay in care
More than 50% of people with diagnosed HIV – about a half million people – receive services through the RWHAP each year.
We also help diagnose, treat, prevent, and respond to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.
How does the program work?
We provide grants to cities, states, counties, and community-based groups. Our grants help:
- Provide care, medication, and essential support services to people with HIV
- HIV-related health outcomes
- Reduce HIV transmission
How is the program structured?
There are five parts of RWHAP. Each has a different funding purpose.
|Program Parts||Grant Recipients||Funding Purpose|
Provide medical and support services to cities and counties most severely affected by HIV
All 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and six U.S. territories
Local community-based groups
Local community-based organizations
AETCs and SPNS
Minority AIDS Initiative
How has the program helped people with HIV in the U.S.?
Over the last thirty years, the RWHAP has played a critical role in the U.S. public health response to HIV.
In 2020, the RWHAP served more than 561,000 people (PDF - 3 MB). Of the RWHAP clients who received HIV care, 89.4% reached viral suppression. This means they have minimal risk of transmitting HIV to HIV negative partners. This rate exceeds the national viral suppression average of 65.5%.