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Ryan White HIV Services

This program works to help low-income people living with HIV access the health care and supportive services needed to successfully treat the disease. In the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, Hennepin County administers the Ryan White Program to help provide assistance for HIV care.

Hennepin County administers the federal Ryan White Part A grant, to contract with clinic and community-based organizations to provide core medical and supportive services to low-income people living with HIV. The Ryan White Program also provides staffing for the Minnesota Council for HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention which plans for the HIV prevention and services needs of people at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS in Minnesota.

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Do you have HIV or think that you might have HIV? Do you want to get tested for HIV or get access to medications that can prevent you from being infected with HIV?

The Ryan White system of care

The Ryan White Program at Hennepin County provides funding for HIV-related services and healthcare targeting low-income residents living with HIV across the 13-county metropolitan area, centered on Hennepin County. HIV care services allow people living with the virus to lead healthy, vibrant lives. These services also stop the virus from spreading.

HIV testing is an important tool to prevent new infections. Today’s test results are available in five minutes. For little or no cost, residents can access HIV testing through primary care providers, community-based settings, private insurance, Medical Assistance, Medicare, and other public health insurance plans.

The Ryan White system of care factsheet (DOCX) lists HIV-related healthcare providers and the services offered by each provider.

Red Door

Red Door offers sexual health care for all people and sterile syringes for injection drug users. Get confidential HIV/STI testing and treatment in a safe, caring setting at the Red Door.

  • 525 Portland Avenue South in Minneapolis
  • Make an appointment or get test results by calling 612-543-5555.
  • Walk-ins are also available.

Get PrEP – the medication that can prevent HIV infections

PrEP is a daily pill for people who don’t have HIV but are at high risk of getting it. This medication, along with condom use, safer sex counseling, and routine testing for sexually transmitted infections, can help reduce your risk of getting HIV. The Red Door Clinic prescribes PrEP. To find more places where you can get PrEP, view the interactive map of providers in the metro area. Select "individual provider locations" to get additional information.

Resources for HIV and sexual health

The Rainbow Health AIDSLine can help by:

  • Answering your questions via phone, email or chat services
  • Helping you get sterile syringes, tested for HIV, access to the medications that prevent HIV infections, financial assistance, and much more.
  • View Rainbow Health's list of HIV-related services available across Minnesota.

Fiscal year 2022 (FY 2022)

Fiscal year 2022 quarterly reports

Quarterly reports are due the 20th for the previous fiscal year quarter. Part A deadlines: June 20, September 20, December 20, and March 20. Part B deadlines: July 20, October 20, January 20, and April 20.

Fiscal year quality improvement plans

Fiscal year 2021 quality improvements plans are due April 1, 2022. Progress is reported in quarterly reports.

Resources

Medical case management

The medical case management acuity assessment and client service tiers were updated through a recipient/subrecipient partnership. This new acuity assessment and client service tiers should be used starting March 1, 2021.

Finances

CAREWare

Information on how to enter services, reporting deadlines, and other policies and procedures can be found on the Minnesota Department of Health CAREWare team webpage.

Standards

create+equity project

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) is part of the create+equity collaborative, an 18-month learning collaborative created by the Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation. This collaborative aims to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV by reducing barriers related to the social determinants of health. As a participant in this collaborative, RWHAP is focused on improving housing access and coordination of care for people living with HIV in the Twin Cities metro area.

RWHAP is currently analyzing data about the challenges people living with HIV experience in getting housing and maintaining positive health outcomes. These data will be used to improve linkage to services for HIV and housing in the Twin Cities metro area. Project updates and results will be posted on this webpage once they are available.

For questions or feedback about this project, contact Aurin Roy at aurin.roy@hennepin.us.

Low-barrier housing technical workgroup

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) is part of the low-barrier housing technical workgroup. This workgroup was created in September 2021 in response to the HIV outbreak in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties, which is significantly affecting people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity. The goal of the workgroup is to address housing-related challenges for people living with HIV and thus slow the transmission of HIV associated with the outbreak.

Beginning in February 2022, the workgroup sponsored a project to collect information about the challenges that people living with HIV experience when trying to get or maintain their housing. The data gathered from this project will be used to inform the workgroup and improve housing access in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties.

The workgroup is currently conducting interviews with people living with HIV to learn about their experiences with housing. Project updates and results will be posted on this webpage once they are available.

For questions or feedback about this project, contact Aurin Roy at aurin.roy@hennepin.us.

The 2020 HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Needs Assessment (NA2020) collected over 800 responses from people with HIV living in Minnesota and the Minneapolis-St. Paul Transitional Grant Area from March to November 2020. The survey was developed collaboratively by Hennepin County Public Health, Minnesota Department of Human Services, and the Minnesota Council for HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention.

Databooks, reports, and presentations

Survey instruments

Data collection

Data collection was originally going to be done online and in-person. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the data collection methodology moved to online, paper, and phone modes.

Learn more from the HIV community needs assessment team’s experience (YouTube).

Questions or feedback

The 2020 HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Needs Assessment data is co-owned by Hennepin County Public Health and the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

For questions or feedback, contact Aaron Peterson at aaron.peterson@hennepin.us and Emily Reimer at emily.reimer@state.mn.us.

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