Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) is a federal grant program awarded to the City of New Orleans to provide primary medical care and essential support services for people living with HIV who are uninsured or underinsured. Ryan White Part A funds are administered by the Office of Health Policy and AIDS Funding (OHP), a division of the New Orleans Health Department, to provide a comprehensive system of care. OHP disseminates these funds to local agencies to provide services to eligible individuals residing in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, and St. Tammany parishes. The New Orleans Regional AIDS Planning Council provides service and allocation recommendations to OHP by reviewing data and receiving input from persons living with HIV and other community stakeholders.

New Orleans EMA is also a part of the international initiative, Fast Track Cities, to end HIV. In doing so, New Orleans will be able to reach its overall target of 90-90-90: 90% of individuals diagnosed, 90% of individuals on antiretroviral therapies, and 90% of individuals virally suppressed.

New Orleans also received Ending the HIV Epidemic grants to support FTC efforts to expand services and support persons living with HIV. 

Ryan White Part B provides medications and services to eligible Louisiana residents living with HIV/AIDS. 

Prevention education is a key factor in ending the HIV epidemic. There are resources such as medications to prevent individuals from getting HIV, in addition to free HIV testing locations. To learn more about PrEP and where you can get tested for free anonymously, please visit the Louisiana Health hub website

Materials about staying healthy while living with HIV, PrEP, and more!