Overview

View the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program legislation (PDF - 1.3 MB).


The full Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program legislation is codified at title XXVI of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (PDF - 4.2 MB)

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

2377 N. Stemmons Fwy, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75207
Telephone: 214-819-1849 | Email: RyanWhiteGrants_HHS@dallascounty.org


Ryan White HIV/AIDS Legislation

  • The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is the largest federal program focused specifically on providing HIV care and treatment services to low-income people living with HIV who are uninsured or underserved.

  • Funding grants to cities/counties, states, and local community-based organizations, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, essential support services, and medications for people living with HIV to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among hard-to-reach populations.

  • The legislation was first enacted in 1990 as the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act. It has been amended and reauthorized four times in 1996, 2000, 2006, and 2009. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program legislation has been amended with each reauthorization to accommodate new and emerging needs, such as an increased emphasis on funding core medical services and changes in funding formulas.

Additional information may be found on the HRSA website