“The budget provides $670 million across HHS to continue efforts to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by working closely with communities where HIV transmission occurs most frequently to implement effective prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies, and to address the disproportionate impact of HIV and Hepatitis C infections in Tribal communities. HHS programs have already made major progress in combating this epidemic. HRSA ensures equitable access to services and supports for low-income people with HIV through Health Centers as well as the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. In 2019, 88.1 percent of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients were virally suppressed, a record level that exceeds the national average of 64.7 percent. HHS will build on this work to end the epidemic once and for all.”
The budget proposes the following amounts (in millions) by HHS agency for EHE in FY22:
|CDC-support to 57 focus jurisdictions||$275.00|
|HRSA-Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program||$190.00|
Congress will now consider this request as it completes the annual federal budget appropriations process.