2009 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 2008, Ryan White programs served 15,815 duplicated clients in Louisiana.

Number of Duplicated Clients Served, by HIV Status, 2008

Number of Duplicated Clients Served, by HIV Status, 2008
HIV Status Number Percentage
HIV Positive 15,594 99
HIV Negative 167 1
HIV Status Unknown 54 <1
Total 15,815

Client Gender, by HIV Status5*

Client Gender, by HIV Status5*
Gender HIV Positive HIV Affected Total
(N) (%) (N) (%) (N) (%)
Male 9,362 60 89 42 9,451 60
Female 6,141 39 122 58 6,263 40
Transgender 82 1 0 0 82 1
Total 15,585 211 15,796

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

*Gender was unknown or unreported for 19 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) 3,727 24 10 5 3,737 24
African American (not Hispanic) 11,181 73 193 95 11,374 73
Hispanic 339 2 ** ** 339 2
Asian 10 <1 0 0 10 <1
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0 0
American Indian/Alaska Native 20 <1 0 0 20 <1
Multi-racial 131 1 ** ** 131 1
Total 15,408 203 15,611

*Race was unknown or unreported for 153 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 333 2 21 11 354 2
2 - 12 years 174 1 94 48 268 2
13 - 24 years 988 6 33 17 1,021 6
25 - 44 years 7,742 50 25 13 7,767 49
45 - 64 years 6,078 39 23 12 6,101 39
65 years and older 264 2 ** ** 264 2
Total 15,579 196 15,775

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

*Age was unknown or unreported for 38 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.

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

In 2008, 8,777 (55%) of the clients served had household incomes equal to or below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). An additional 2,434 (15%) were between 101% and 200% of the FPL.

Insurance Status of HIV-Positive Clients, 20085*

Insurance Status of HIV-Positive Clients, 20085*
INSURANCE STATUS Number Percent
Private Insurance 931 7
Medicaid 4,100 29
Medicare 2,118 15
Other Public 1,106 8
Other Insurance 151 1
No Insurance 5,724 41
Total 14,130

*Insurance status was unknown or unreported for 1,464 clients.

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

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