The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program helps people with HIV/AIDS who have nowhere else to turn for the care they need. If you are HIV-positive, you can get medical care and some other services — even if you do not have health insurance or money to pay for health services.
Where Can I Find Help?
Find HIV Care and Services across the U.S., including HIV testing, HIV medical care, housing assistance, and substance abuse and mental health services.
Find your State HIV/AIDS toll-free hotline to connect with agencies that can help determine what services you are eligible for and help you get them.
Am I Eligible?
To be eligible to receive health and dental care, medications, and other health-related services through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, you must:
In some cases, your family members can receive services through a Ryan White program focused on women, infants, children, and youth, even though they are not diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
What Do I Pay?
What you pay for your health care mostly depends on whether you have your own health insurance and how much income and resources you have. If you do not have health insurance and have a very low income, you may not have to pay very much for the care you need.
In some cases, however, you may have to pay for some of the costs. For example, you may have to pay a certain amount for each prescription drug or for each doctor's visit.
When you seek care, most likely, you will be assigned a case manager who will help you
HealthCare.gov presents private insurance plans, public programs and community services available, based upon where you live, and explains new health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.
Ryan White Community provides links to State health department HIV/AIDS Web pages and other Ryan White programs in your state. Many of these Web sites have guides for people looking for HIV/AIDS services.
State HIV/AIDS Hotlines will put you in touch with agencies that can determine if you are eligible and help you get care.
Call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) to ask general questions about HIV/AIDS and how to protect yourself.
AIDSinfo offers information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and research. You can also call them. In the U.S. and Canada: 800-448-0440 (TTY: 1-888-480-3739).