HHS Releases HIV/AIDS Care Letter

Encourages the use of existing structures to reduce health disparities for transgender.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a letter last week written by their Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. The HRSA highlighted ways that the transgender community has been left out of efforts to address AIDS, and encouraged their service providers to leverage gender-affirming practices to help people get the treatment they need.

“It is critical that service providers know that they can provide gender-affirming health care and social services as part of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program,” said HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson. “This guidance supports our efforts to address health disparities and reduce barriers to life-saving HIV care, medication, and support services for transgender people with HIV so they can lead long healthy lives.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For HRSA Administration Johnson to be led by God as she oversees her agency.
  • For Secretary Becerra to seek the Lord’s guidance as he heads the health department.
  • For HHS officials as they work to ensure everyone has appropriate access to necessary treatments.

Sources: Department of Health and Human Services


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