Ryan White and Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Content From: HIV.govPublished: March 20, 20181 min read


Ryan/White HIV/AIDS Program Client Fast Facts: American Indian/Alaska Native, graphic showing 42.6% are aged 50 and up, 83% are virally suppressed, and 68.7% live at or below the federal poverty level.
Image credit: RWHAP American Indians/Alaska Natives, 2016 Data [PDF, 801KB].

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HIV rates among American Indians/Alaska Natives are lower than rates reported among most racial/ethnic groups but higher than rates among Asians and whites, according to the CDC.

According to 2016 HRSA client-level dataExit Disclaimer, Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients who achieved viral suppression increased steadily from 2010 to 2016, from 69.5% in 2010 to 84.9% in 2016. Rates are roughly comparable for RWHAP clients who are American Indians/Alaska Natives (83%).

March 20 is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

TA and Training Resources

Several resources have been developed to address HIV/AIDS among Native American and Alaska Native populations. Highlights include: