CARE Act is Reauthorized for 5 Years

On July 25, 2000, the CARE Act was reauthorized with many new provisions aimed at enhancing health outcomes and reaching the hundreds of thousands of PLWHA not receiving appropriate services. The changes addressed

  • access to care,
  • quality,
  • capacity development,
  • targeting of resources,
  • early intervention services, and
  • administrative issues.

The HIV/AIDS Bureau responded to the new provisions in the program by providing supplementary instruction, guidance, and technical assistance to grantees and “key points of entry” into the medical system, such as emergency rooms, detention facilities, and HIV counseling and testing sites. Throughout the history of the Ryan White CARE Act, relationships with organizations such as these have been essential to engaging and retaining people in care.