Updating the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program For A New Era: Key Issues & Questions For the Future
April 1, 2013 - 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 .
The Kaiser Family Foundation, a leader in health policy analysis, health journalism and communication, is dedicated to
filling the need for trusted, independent information on the major health issues facing our nation and its people. The Foundation is
a non-profit private operating foundation, based in Menlo Park, California.
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
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