The UVA Infectious Diseases Clinic has received Ryan White funding for HIV care from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) since 1998, and currently receives funding from Ryan White Parts B, C and D totaling more than $6.4 million annually. Gregory Townsend, MD, is the principal investigator for this year’s annual $5.1 million grant supported by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), which makes up the bulk of the $6.4 million annual funding. The VDH grant is renewable for up to 4 more years.
The clinic utilizes these funds to provide integrated on-site medical, gynecologic and mental health care, as well as case management, dental services, community health and retention in care services, and funds for housing, transportation and food for approximately 1000 patients from across the state. The clinic has been consistently lauded as an exemplary Ryan White clinic, as evidenced by viral suppression rates exceeding 90%, well above the national average for Ryan White clinics, and leading the way with designing and implementing innovative strategies using Ryan White funds to facilitate patient success such as its Positive Links e-health platform.
UVA Infectious Diseases Clinic was one of five Ryan White clinics highlighted across the country in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program several years ago. Watch the video, which was distributed by HRSA (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).