2008 State Profiles U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Health Resources and Services Administration Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
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In 2007, Ryan White programs served 19,127 duplicated clients in Louisiana.

Number of Duplicated Clients Served, by HIV Status, 2007

Number of Duplicated Clients Served, by HIV Status, 2007
HIV Status Number Percentage
HIV Positive 18,331 96
HIV Negative 496 3
HIV Status Unknown 300 2
Total 19,127

NOTE: Percentages may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

Client Gender, by HIV Status5*

Client Gender, by HIV Status5*
Gender HIV Positive HIV Affected Total
(N) (%) (N) (%) (N) (%)
Male 11,516 63 411 52 11,927 63
Female 6,650 36 379 48 7,029 37
Transgender 72 <1 0 0 72 <1
Total 18,238 790 19,028

NOTE: Percentages may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

*Gender was unknown or unreported for 99 clients.

^An affected client is a family member or partner of an infected client who received case management or other supportive services during the calendar year and is reported as HIV negative or HIV status unknown.

Client Race/Ethnicity, by HIV Status5*

Client Race/Ethnicity, by HIV Status5*
Race HIV Positive HIV Affected Total
(N) (%) (N) (%) (N) (%)
White (not Hispanic) 4,619 27 135 18 4,754 26
African American (not Hispanic) 11,964 69 584 77 12,548 70
Hispanic 400 2 39 5 439 2
Asian 29 <1 ** ** 29 <1
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0 0
American Indian/Alaska Native 37 <1 ** ** 37 <1
Multi-racial 222 1 ** ** 222 1
Total 17,271 758 18,029

NOTE: Percentages may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

*Race was unknown or unreported for 1,090 clients.

^An affected client is a family member or partner of an infected client who received case management or other supportive services during the calendar year and is reported as HIV negative or HIV status unknown.

**Fewer than 10 clients reported. For confidentiality, cells with ‹10 clients are not included in the column, row, and percentage. For charting purposes, a fictitious value of 9 has been assigned.

Client Age, by HIV Status5*

Client Age, by HIV Status5*
Age HIV Positive HIV Affected Total
(N) (%) (N) (%) (N) (%)
Under 2 years 341 2 56 7 397 2
2 - 12 years 147 1 200 25 347 2
13 - 24 years 994 6 190 24 1,184 6
25 - 44 years 8,941 50 162 21 9,103 49
45 - 64 years 7,108 40 167 21 7,275 39
65 years and older 295 2 12 2 307 2
Total 17,826 787 18,613

NOTE: Percentages may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

*Age was unknown or unreported for 514 clients.

^An affected client is a family member or partner of an infected client who received case management or other supportive services during the calendar year and is reported as HIV negative or HIV status unknown.

Household Income of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients, 20085

In 2007, 9,445 (49%) of the clients served had household incomes equal to or below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). An additional 3,262 (17%) were between 101% and 200% of the FPL.

Insurance Status of HIV-Positive Clients, 20075*

Insurance Status of HIV-Positive Clients, 20075*
INSURANCE STATUS Number Percent
Private Insurance 1,017 6
Medicaid 3,995 25
Medicare 1,982 12
Other Public 1,665 10
Other Insurance 426 3
No Insurance 6,879 43
Total 15,964

*Insurance status was unknown or unreported for 2,367 clients.

NOTE: Percentages may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

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