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Populations Served by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

People living with HIV disease are, on average, poorer than the general population, and Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients are poorer still. For them, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is the payor of last resort because they are uninsured or have inadequate insurance and cannot cover the costs of care on their own, and because no other source of payment for services, public or private, is available.

Seventy-two percent of clients in 2010 self-identified as racial or ethnic minorities. The majority of clients in 2010 were 45 to 64 years old (48 percent) and 25 to 44 years old (41 percent).

Fact Sheets from Previous Years

Additional information on the evolving epidemic, data on client demographics, programs, services, as well as individual stories of Ryan White clients whose lives have been affected by the disease, can be found in the Ryan White Progress Reports.