The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: A Resource at National HIV Testing Day

Dr. Laura Cheever

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau funds programs and providers who play a critical role in finding and providing care to people living with HIV (PLWH). As we observe National HIV Testing Day this June 27, the HIV/AIDS Bureau recognizes the critical importance of HIV testing and diagnosis for prevention and treatment…

HOPE Act to facilitate organ recovery from HIV-positive donors

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In a notice published in the Federal Register on May 8, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced it will amend the OPTN Final Rule (42 CFR Part 121) to allow the recovery of transplantable organs from HIV-positive donors. This is a milestone in support of the federal HIV Organ Policy Equity…

Ryan White and National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

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Twenty-six percent (26%) of new HIV cases in the U.S. are among young people (ages 13-24), according to CDC. Cases are overwhelmingly among gay/bisexual men, particularly African Americans. While more and more youth living with HIV are being linked into care, over 50% who are HIV infected do not know it and, by default, are…

Conversations from CROI 2015: Dr. Laura Cheever

Colleagues from HRSA and CDC collaborated on a poster presented at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  last week that demonstrated the effectiveness of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. We had the opportunity to discuss these research findings with Dr. Laura Cheever, HRSA’s Associate Administrator for the HIV/AIDS Bureau, which manages the Ryan White…

HRSA Funding Opportunity: Use of Social Media to Improve Engagement, Retention, and Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum

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Two new Funding Opportunity Announcements from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will support projects using social media to support engagement and retention in HIV care. Issued through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program’s Special Projects of National Significance, the FOAs seek applications for demonstration sites as well as an evaluation and technical assistance center…

Implementing the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan: The Role of Community Leadership

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The development of the updated national Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis: 2014-2016 [PDF 2.01MB] (Action Plan) in April 2014 marked a new opportunity for community-based organizations invested in eliminating hepatitis B and C disparities, to explore what activities federal agencies are planning to undertake and how the organizations and agencies…

HRSA Funding Opportunity Announcements for Regional AETCs, AETC National Resource Center

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HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) has released two new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) to support the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program. The FOAs are for Regional AETCs (HRSA-15-032) and an AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (HRSA-15-033). (Details on each FOA below.) The application due date for both is March 6, 2015. The mission of…

New Tools to Help Track Health Insurance Enrollment and Renewal for People Living with HIV


New tools from the HRSA/HAB-supported Affordable Care Enrollment TA Center (ACE TA Center ) are available to help support people living with HIV in enrolling in health insurance, using their benefits, and staying enrolled. Designed to support Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients, the Enrollment Tracking Worksheet  and Checklists  track where clients are in the enrollment and…