Term: Ryan White Care Act

Description:
The Ryan White CARE (Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency) Act's primary goal is to provide care and treatment to people with HIV. Ryan White was a teenager in 1984 when he was infected with HIV by a tainted needle during a hemophilia treatment. When his school learned of the condition, he was expelled. Ryan White then became a huge activist fighting for the rights of people infected with HIV and the prejudices associated with the disease. Ryan White passed away in April of 1990 and the CARE Act was named in his honor the following August.

Application:
The Ryan White Care Act is used help victims of HIV and AIDS as well as their families. Services provided by Ryan White funding are grouped by titles 1 - 4.
  • Title I of the act provides grants to metropolitan areas that have 2,000 members or more affects by HIV and AIDS.
    • Out-patient healthcare
    • Case management
    • Home health and hospice care
    • Housing
    • Nutrition services
    • Transportation
  • Title II provides funding to states and is used for such services as:
    • HIV testing
    • education and prevention
    • home and community based health care
    • HIV medications through the State AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
    • local agencies that assess the needs of the HIV population and assist in implementation of services to meet those needs
    • direct health support services


  • Title III funds early intervention and outpatient care.
  • Title IV provides grants for establishments that focus on comprehensive care for children, women and families affected by HIV and AIDS. The majority of people serviced by Title IV are poor, minorities, and those having limited access to housing and transportation.

Web Resources:
Department of Health
AIDS-Alliance


Related Terminology:
AIDS
ADAP (AIDS Drugs Assistance Programs)
Ryan White


Graphics:

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http://hab.hrsa.gov/



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http://www.naacp.org/





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http://www.bilerico.com/

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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/


Citations/References:
About AIDS
AIDS-Alliance
Wikipedia: Ryan White
WI - Department of Health
US DoH