Data: Ryan White and the Continuum of HIV/AIDS Care

Data: Ryan White and the Continuum of HIV/AIDS Care

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ryan White Client Viral Suppression

Ryan White clients living with HIV/AIDS have relatively high levels of care engagement and viral load suppression, when compared to estimates of engagement in care among all people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

According to preliminary data from HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau, in 2010, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program served an estimated 546,156 individuals living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Among a subset of clients who received Ryan White-funded medical care during the year:

  • 76% were retained in medical care.
  • 80% were prescribed antiretroviral therapy.
  • 70% had viral load suppressed.

The study concluded that "[r]ates of retention, ART prescription, and viral load suppression are high compared to CDC continuum data [estimates of engagement in care among all people in the U.S. living with HIV/AIDS] but demonstrate room for improvement." Study data are from the 2010 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Services Report, a client level data system. Results were presented at the 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) by HRSA's Rupali Doshi and Laura Cheever.

See a summary of the study on the AIDS.GOV blog and the full results on the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau website. See CDC's fact sheet on the HIV care continuum in HIV in the United States: Stages of Care, July 2012, for comparison.

See the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau's Continuum of HIV/AIDS Care, a graphical depiction of the spectrum of circumstances for being in and out of HIV/AIDS care.