HHS Grants $794 Million in Ryan White Funds to Improve HIV Services

June 1, 2000

WASHINGTON-The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded grants totaling $794 million to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and two US territories, to improve access to primary care, support services, and medications for HIV-infected individuals and their families.

WASHINGTON—The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded grants totaling $794 million to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and two US territories, to improve access to primary care, support services, and medications for HIV-infected individuals and their families.

The sum includes $528 million for assistance in paying for HIV medications for more than 78,000 HIV-positive, low-income patients. The grants are funded under the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act, enacted in 1990.