Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

Ryan White was diagnosed with AIDS at age 13. He and his mother Jeanne White Ginder fought for his right to attend school, gaining international attention as a voice of reason about HIV/AIDS. At the age of 18, Ryan White died on April 8, 1990, just months before Congress passed the AIDS bill that bears his name – the Ryan White CARE (Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency) Act. The legislation has been reauthorized four times since – in 1996, 2000, 2006, and 2009 – and is now called the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.


The Ryan White Legislation created a number of programs, called Parts, to meet needs for different communities and populations affected by HIV/AIDS. Each is described below.

Part A provides emergency assistance to Eligible Metropolitan Areas and Transitional Grant Areas that are most severely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Part B provides grants to all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 5 U.S. Pacific Territories or Associated Jurisdictions.

Part C provides comprehensive primaryhealth care in an outpatient setting for people living with HIV disease.

Part D provides family-centered care involving outpatient or ambulatory care for women, infants, children, and youth with HIV/AIDS. Learn more…

Part F provides funds for a variety of programs.

Frederiksted Health Care, Inc. receives Part C:

Part C grants are made directly to the funded entities, which include a wide range of primary care sites. Many of these primary care sites receive other Federal funds as Community and Migrant Health Centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers, hemophilia diagnosis and treatment centers, clinics for the homeless, and family planning providers. Early intervention services include:

  • HIV counseling and testing
  • Monitoring of disease progression
  • Treatment of HIV
  • Diagnosis and treatment of related infections
  • Case management and assistance accessing other Federal, State, and local programs that could provide needed health and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS.