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Info For Persons With HIV

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The Ryan White Program


Overview

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, essential support services, and medications for uninsured, under-served and low-income people living with HIV. The program funds grants to states, cities/counties, and local community-based organizations to provide care and treatment services to people living with HIV to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among hard-to-reach populations.

More than half of people living with diagnosed HIV in the United States receive services through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program each year. That means more than half a million people received services through the program.

First authorized in 1990, the program is funded at $2.39 billion for U.S. states and territories in fiscal year 2020. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB).

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funds the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to administer the Ryan White Program across the state of Texas. The funding subcontracts to seven administrative agencies (AAs) to carry out the local functions of the program. The seven AAs subcontract with 56 second-tier subrecipients, and at least 132 third-tier subrecipients. These contracts total approximately $36,647,000.00 in Ryan White Part B funding and the required "state match" known as State Services funding.

About The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Parts

HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is divided into five Parts which include:

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) focuses primarily on Part B which administers funds for states and territories to improve the quality, availability, and organization of HIV health care and support services. Recipients include all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the six U.S. Pacific territories/associated jurisdictions. Part B also includes grants for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI), and dental/oral health programs.

AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)

The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is a state and territory-administered program authorized under Part B that provides FDA-approved medications to low-income people living with HIV who have limited or no health coverage from private insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare. ADAP funds may also be used to purchase health insurance for eligible clients and for services that enhance access to, adherence to, and monitoring of drug treatments.

Minority AIDS Initiative

The initiative improves access to HIV care and health outcomes for disproportionately affected minority populations, including black/African American populations. In Texas, there four contractors funded through the MAI program to provide services to recently incarcerated HIV-positive individuals. These contracts total approximately $1,023,292.

Dental Programs

Dental Programs provide funding for oral health care for people with HIV through the HIV/AIDS Dental Reimbursement Program and the Community-Based Dental Partnership Program.


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List of Administrative Agencies (AA) and subs of AAs


Brazos Valley Council of Governments


Address: 3991 East 29th Street
Bryan, Texas 77802

  • Big Country AIDS Resources, Abilene, Texas
  • Community Action, Inc., San Marcos, Texas
  • David Powell Health Center/ CommUnity Center, Austin, Texas
  • Maverick County Hospital District, Eagle Pass, Texas
  • Nortex Regional Planning Commission, Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Project Unity, Bryan, Texas
  • Shannon Support Health Services (SSHS), San Angelo, Texas
  • Texas Health Action (Kind Clinic), Austin, Texas
  • Thomas Kaspar - Crossroads Virology, Victoria, Texas
  • United Medical Centers, Eagle Pass, Texas
  • United Way of the Greater Fort Hood Area (UWGFHA), Killeen, Texas
  • Victoria County Public Health Department, Victoria, Texas
  • Waterloo Counseling Center, Austin, Texas
  • Vivant Health (AIDS Services of Austin), Austin, Texas
  • Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, Waco, Texas

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Bexar County Hospital District dba University Health System


Address: 4502 Medical Drive, MS 42-2
San Antonio, Texas 78229

  • Alamo Area Resource Center (AARC), San Antonio, Texas
  • B.E.A.T. AIDS, San Antonio, Texas
  • Centro Med, San Antonio, Texas
  • San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF), San Antonio, Texas
  • University Health (UH) FFACTS, San Antonio, Texas

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Dallas County Health and Human Services


Address: 2377 N. Stemmons Fwy, Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75207

  • AIDS Arms (Prism Health), Dallas, Texas
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Dallas, Texas
  • AIDS Interfaith Network/Access Information Network, Dallas, Texas
  • AIDS Services of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
  • Dallas County Hospital District (Parkland Amelia Court), Dallas, Texas
  • Health Services of North Texas, Denton, Texas
  • Legacy Counseling Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Resource Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Your Health Clinic (Callie Clinic), Sherman, Texas
  • Bryan’s House, Dallas, Texas
  • Dental Health Program, Dallas, Texas
  • Legal Hospice of Dallas, Dallas, Texas

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Houston Resource Group


Address: 500 Lovett Blvd, Suite 100
Houston, Texas 77006

  • AIDS Coalition of Coastal Texas, Galveston, Texas
  • AIDS Foundation Houston, Houston, Texas
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Houston, Texas
  • Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA), Houston, Texas
  • Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
  • East Texas CARES Resource Center, Tyler, Texas
  • Fort Bend Family Health Center (Access Health), Richmond, Texas
  • Harris County Sherriff's Office, Houston, Texas
  • Harris Health System / Thomas Street, Houston, Texas
  • Houston Area Community Services (HACS)/AVE 360, Houston, Texas
  • Brown Family Clinic (Health Horizons of East Texas), Nacogdoches, Texas
  • Legacy Community Health Center, Houston and Beaumont, Texas
  • The Montrose Counseling Center, Inc., Houston, Texas
  • Special Health Resources Texas Inc., Texarkana and Tyler, Texas
  • St. Hope Foundation, Houston, Texas
  • UTMB Galveston, Galveston, Texas

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Lubbock Regional MHMR dba StarCare


Address: 904 Avenue O
Lubbock, Texas 79401

  • Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe, El Paso, Texas
  • Panhandle AIDS Support Organization (PASO), Amarillo, Texas
  • Permian Basin Assistance Center (BAS), Odessa, Texas
  • South Plains Community Action Association, El Paso and Lubbock, Texasv

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South Texas Development Council


Address: 1002 Dicky Lane
Laredo, Texas 78043

  • City of Laredo Health Department, Laredo, Texas
  • Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Valley AIDS Council (VAC), Harlingen, Texas

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Tarrant County


Address: 100 E Weatherford Street #506
Fort Worth, Texas 76196

  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Fort Worth, Texas
  • AIDS Outreach Center (AOC), Fort Worth, Texas
  • Samaritan House, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Tarrant County Hospital District (JPS), Fort Worth, Texas
  • Tarrant County Preventive Medicine Clinic (PMC), Fort Worth, Texas

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HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS)

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program provides housing help and supportive services to assist low-income persons living with HIV and their households establish or maintain affordable and stable housing, reduce their risk of homelessness, and improve their access to health care and supportive services. The HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch administers the program, through annual formula grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This funding provides housing and supportive services for approximately 943 households across Texas. The HOPWA contracts currently total approximately $3,300,000.00.

DSHS authorizes the following program activities:

  • Tenant- Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
  • Short-Term Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance (STRMU)
  • Facility-Based Housing Assistance (FBHA)
  • Permanent Housing Assistance (PHP)
  • Housing Case Management
  • Housing Information Services
  • Resource Identification


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HIV Prevention

Texas will become a state where HIV is rare, and every person will have access to high-quality prevention, care, and treatment regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socio-economic status. Ending HIV as an epidemic is about supporting people who are living with HIV and preventing others from getting it.


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The Plan

In Texas, HIV prevention and treatment services are provided according to the Texas HIV Plan. The Plan is a public health blueprint for preventing new HIV infections in Texas and ensuring that individuals living with HIV have access to systems of care.

diagram of the Domains in the Texas HIV Plan

There are five funding opportunities in three of the Plan domains (Focused Prevention, Full Diagnosis and Successful Linkage):

  • Routine HIV Screening in Healthcare Settings
  • Core HIV Prevention Programs
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prophylaxis Programs
  • Client Level Interventions
  • Structural Interventions

The Focused Prevention domain includes strategies and actions to prevent the acquisition of HIV in populations with the greatest vulnerability to HIV. The Full Diagnosis and Successful Linkage domains call for actions to reduce the number of Texans with undiagnosed HIV infections and to shorten the time between diagnosis and treatment for people with HIV infections, respectively.


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Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative aims to reduce the number of new HIV infections in the United States by at least 90 percent by 2030 with the goal of decreasing the number of new HIV infections to fewer than 3,000 per year. Reducing new infections to this level would essentially mean that HIV transmissions would be rare and meet the definition of ending the epidemic.

In March 2021: HRSA awarded $99 Million to End the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to expand access to HIV care, treatment, medication and essential support services.


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Last updated October 11, 2021