Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program


Key Points

  • The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, also known as the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, is the largest federal program dedicated to providing treatment and care to people living with HIV.
  • Ryan White programs serve half a million Americans per year.
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy improves health outcomes in patients with HIV infection, facilitates access to adequate dietary intake, and is essential to the adherence and effectiveness of HIV/AIDS medications.
  • A patient can be provided with a diet specifically tailored to his or her unique combination of illnesses for only $20 per day.
  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics supports robust funding for the provision of food and nutrition services in the Ryan White program.

Download the Academy’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program issue brief for additional information about the legislation.