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Invited Commentary
Health Care Reform
October 2015

The Future of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

Author Affiliations
  • 1Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(10):1660-1661. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.4724

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides medical care and support services to more than half a million poor and underinsured people living with human immunodeficiency virus in the United States.1 Now 25 years old, this congressionally appropriated program has been at the center of the US response to the many challenges posed by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. As the challenges have changed, the program has proven remarkably flexible. The question now is how the program will adapt to expanded medical care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).