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The HIV/AIDS Program: Minority AIDS Initiative


The new law recognizes that HIV/AIDS has had a devastating impact on racial/ethnic minorities in the U.S. African Americans accounted for 49 percent of all HIV/AIDS cases diagnosed in 2005.

The new law codifies the Minority AIDS Initiative as part of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program in the Public Health Service Act under Title XXVI and provides funding for activities to evaluate and address the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on racial and ethnic minorities.

Through Parts A and B, metropolitan areas and states will be able to compete for funding to address disparities in access, treatment, care, and health outcomes.

HRSA expects to award funds through the Minority AIDS Initiative for Part A and B programs in August 2007.

The Minority AIDS Initiative funding for Parts C, D and F (AIDS Education and Training Center) programs will continue to be awarded at the same time as programs receive their other Ryan White funds.

Press Release: HHS Awards $70.6 Million for HIV/AIDS Care for At-Risk Communities