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Updating the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program For A New Era: Key Issues and Questions For The Future




 

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is a more than two-decade old federal effort that provides care and services to more than half a million people with and affected by HIV each year.

With its current authorization set to expire in September, policymakers are weighing the program’s future at a time when scientific advances in antiretroviral treatment, the passage of the Affordable Care Act and the release of the country’s first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy have significantly altered the environment in which the program operates. The brief, Updating the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program For A New Era: Key Issues & Questions for the Future, identifies key issues and questions facing the program and explores a range of potential changes for policymakers and others to consider. These fall into four broad, intersecting areas:

  • Supporting people with HIV at each stage of the treatment cascade, from diagnosis to viral suppression
  • Building HIV care networks in underserved communities
  • Integrating HIV care expertise into the mainstream health care system
  • Effectively and fairly allocating Ryan White resources

An overview fact sheet on the Ryan White Program is also available on www.kff.org, as are additional Foundation resources on HIV/AIDS.



 


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Information in this article was accurate in April 2, 2013. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.