Ryan White Project

Providing a coordinated response to the HIV epidemic in the Metropolitan Atlanta Area.

Ryan White Part A Program

Who Was Ryan White?

Ryan White was a young man from Indiana who acquired HIV through a contaminated blood treatment he received as part of his therapy to address his hemophilia.

Ryan was diagnosed with HIV at the age of 13 in December 1984 when little was known about the disease and there were few medical therapies. While in middle school, the school district barred him from attending classes. Ryan and his mother, Jeanne White Ginder, fought to educate the community about HIV and to gain the right to return to school.

After moving to Cicero, Indiana Ryan was able to go to school. Ryan’s efforts to educate the public did not stop there and he went on to meet with several Members of Congress about the need for comprehensive services to care for persons living with HIV.

In 1990, four months after Ryan’s death at the age of 18, Congress enacted the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act. It is this legislation (as amended over the years) that supports Fulton County’s Ryan White Program to serve qualifying individuals in the 20-county Atlanta Eligible Metropolitan Area.

Ryan White

Ryan White Part A

The Ryan White Part A (RWPA) Program funds core medical and support services for low-income, uninsured, and underinsured individuals affected by HIV in the 20-County Atlanta EMA. Part A serves people living with HIV often dealing with barriers to care such as homelessness, poverty, other medical conditions, and lacking health insurance and/or having trouble with insurance deductibles and co-pays. RWPA funds continue to be used to address service needs and gaps.

Part A: By The Numbers


Grant Year 2022 Award (3/1/22 – 2/28/23)


Clients Served


Services Provided

Viral Load Suppression

Prescribed ART

RWPA - Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI)

MAI funding is a subset of the Ryan White Part A Program used to respond to unique barriers and challenges faced by racial and ethnic minority populations most severely impacted by HIV.

MAI sub-recipients were selected based on their previous experience implementing interventions for minority populations living with HIV and past efforts demonstrating a commitment to addressing health inequities and disparities.

MAI Populations

  • Black Males
    • Black Men who Have with Men (MSM)
    • Young Black MSM 12-24
    • BMSM 25-44
  • Latinx/e Individuals
  • Black Females
  • Black and/0r Latinx/e Transgender Women

MAI: By The Numbers


Grant Year 2022 Award (3/1/22 – 2/28/23)


Clients Served


Services Provided

Viral Load Suppression

Prescribed ART

Part A 2022 Grant Year Impact

Medical Care

15,225 clients served
124,939 services provided

Substance Abuse Services

897 clients served
11,591 services provided

Oral Health/Dental Care

2,461 clients served
12,700 visits provided

Case Management

4,694 clients served
37,465 services provided

Mental Health Services

2,448 clients served
26,084 sessions provided

Medical Nutrition Therapy

418 clients served
32,795 visits provided

Health Insurance Payment Assistance

326 clients served
379 co-payments covered

Child Care Services

85 clients served
177 services provided

Medical Transportation

2,527 clients served
15,696 trips provided

Food Bank/Home-Delivered Meals

1,711 clients served
191,097 meals provided

Translation Services

383 clients served
1,463 services provided

Legal Services

145 clients served
3,131 services provided

Peer Support

547 clients served
2,253 sessions provided

Referrals for Healthcare & Support

6,363 clients served
13,402 services provided

Emergency Financial Assistance

37 clients served
52 services provided

Minority AIDS Initiative 2022 Grant Year Impact

Medical Care

775 clients served
1,769 services provided

Case Management

540 clients served
4,685 services provided

Mental Health Services

71 clients served
131 sessions provided

Health Insurance Payment Assist.

700 clients served
804 co-payments covered

Medical Transportation

29 clients served
69 trips provided

Food Bank/Home-Delivered Meals

13 clients served
54 meals provided

Referrals for Healthcare & Support

57 clients served
91 services provided