Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program anniversary

On August 18, 1990, the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act was signed into law, creating what is now the largest Federal program exclusively providing care and treatment services to people living with HIV – the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.
Twenty-five years later, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau commemorates this historic anniversary and honors the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which has played a critical role in the United States’ public health response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.   The theme:  Moving Forward with CARE: Building on 25 Years of Passion, Purpose, and Excellence”  reflects the passion that inspired the legislation, purpose that continues to drive the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and excellence in health outcomes for people living with HIV receiving Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program-funded care.  

HRSA has also produced a new video to highlight the work of the program: http://hab.hrsa.gov/ryanwhite25/

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