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Ryan White Funding

HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Program Contact Information

(608) 263-0946

The UW HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Program receives Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funding. The Ryan White program provides a nationwide, comprehensive system of care, including primary outpatient medical care and essential support services for people living with HIV who are uninsured or underinsured. The Ryan White program reaches 52 percent of all people living with HIV in the United States.


The Ryan White program is guided by the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which has the following goals:

  1. Reduce new infections
  2. Increase access to care and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV
  3. Reduce HIV-related health disparities and health inequities
  4. Achieve a more coordinated national response to the HIV epidemic

The Ryan White program was authorized by Congress in August 1990 and is named after an Indiana teen who lost his life to AIDS. The UW HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Program has received Ryan White program funding since 1998 to ensure access to HIV care and support services for people living in Wisconsin, regardless of their ability to pay.


The Ryan White program at UWHIV is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H76HA00204, "Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C HIV Early Intervention Services Program," $623,793 annually 2018-2021. The UWHIV program is funded 54% by nongovernmental sources. This information and content of this website are those of the UWHIV program and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.