Title ITitle I provides grants in metropolitan areas where the epidemic has hit hardest. Metropolitan areas such as Detroit, Philadelphia and New York all receive these monies to provide care for the disproportional numbers of HIV infected persons in their cities. Services made available by Title I include
- outpatient health care
- case management
- home health and hospice care
- nutrition services
Title IITitle II provides funding to states and is used for such services as:
- HIV testing
- education and prevention
- home and community based health care
- HIV medications through the State AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
- local agencies that assess the needs of the HIV population and assist in implementation of services to meet those needs
- direct health support services
Title IIITitle III provides for early intervention out-patient care for all persons living with HIV. Monies distributed to individual medical facilities and agencies provide primary medical care, health education, and psychosocial services designed to facilitate easy access to services, which in turn helps people live healthier, more productive lives.
Title IVPrograms funded by Title IV, provide family centered care for children, women and families. The majority of people serviced by Title IV are poor, minorities, and have limited access to housing and transportation.
Special Projects of National Significance (SPINS)These funds are targeted at innovative projects that address the needs of special and hard to reach populations. Rural populations, adolescents, and the homeless are just a few of the people benefiting from these funds.
AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) ProgramsThis national network conducts multidisciplinary education for health care providers across the United States.
HIV/AIDS Dental ReimbursementThese funds are provided to assist dental schools in providing dental care to HIV infected persons who are uninsured or are unable to afford dental care.
AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)This program provides essential medications to those infected persons who are uninsured or are unable to afford the enormous cost of HIV related medicines. In 1997, the ADAP budget alone was approximately $167 million, and continues to increase as more people are living longer with HIV.
It's obvious that the Ryan White CARE Act plays an essential role in the continuing battle against HIV in this country and around the world. Providing funds for comprehensive care and prevention assures that those living with HIV get the care they needed regardless of their financial resources or the ability to pay.