For people living with HIV/AIDS, getting the right care has always been about more than just medicine. It has meant finding providers who understand and respond to their unique needs—not just their diagnosis.
Experience has shown time and again that this targeted approach is the best way to create quality care and improved quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS. That's why HRSA has worked tirelessly since the beginning of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to make sure each individual has ever-improving access to treatment and health care services.
Over the course of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program issues such as confidentiality, cultural competency, and treatment advances have emerged as have targeted efforts to reach disproportionately affected groups such as women and men who have sex with men.
There have been many issues pivotal to HIV/AIDS care and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program in particular. While not exhaustive, the essays found here help create a snapshot of these particular topics, provide valuable insight into the innovative and inclusive approaches surrounding these issues, and educate all readers about how the program has successfully responded to a range of consumer needs.