The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is a federal program that provides HIV-related health services for those who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources to cope with HIV. The Ryan White Program works with cities, states, and community organizations to offer support to more than half a million people each year. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau. For more information on Ryan White Program legislation and programs, visit www.hab.hrsa.gov.
Who was Ryan White?
Ryan White was diagnosed with AIDS in the mid-1980s at the age of 13. He was born with severe hemophilia and contracted HIV from infected blood products he received to treat the condition. Doctors gave him three to six months to live.