Being the leader in Health and Care services for HIV patients for the last 25 years, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program gets additional funding this year. Sylvia Burwell, the Secretary of Health and Human Services announced in an interview that the research and care program will receive this year a grant of 2.2 billion dollars.
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS program was authorized in 1990 and it is administered by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Since it was created, this program helped around 500.000 people each year. The program is available in every state and city, providing high quality medical services to patients infected with the HIV virus.
Secretary Burwell, told the reporters in the same press conference, that the program plays a vital role in what can be construed as the United States attempt to stem the spread of the HIV virus. The core philosophy of this program was that to ensure that people who suffer from HIV are able to get proper medical care.
Burwell admits that there are a lot of people all over the US that have this disease but they either don’t have a satisfactory health insurance or they don’t have enough money to pay for the treatment. She says that following the increased grant, the program will be able to take more patients into care.
Another vital role in the fight against HIV/AIDS is played by HRSA, the Health Resources & Services Administration. HRSA is a part of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program and is effectively in charge of providing care and treatment for HIV infected patients.
As the numbers comes out, it seems that in 2013, approximately 81 percent of the patients enrolled in the program were taken into care and circa 78% of the people taken into care were suppressed virally.
Ryan White HIV/AIDS program gets additional funding in order to increase the life expectancy of a patient.
In order to enroll in the Ryan White program, you have to take a visit to the website. There you will see a map of all available options on the website. Lastly, the applicant must fill out an application and send it to the Ryan White Foundation via email.
This program may not hold the key to curing AIDS but its merits are noteworthy because throughout its existence the program managed to increase the patient’s life quality and it also ensured that each patient can have the appropriate medication and medical care.
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