Funding for HIV Care: SASI’s Findings

SASI Update-The Continuing HIV Crisis in the US South, commissioned by SASI and compiled by the Duke Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, contained an in-depth analysis of HIV care and prevention funding to the South* and the 9 targeted southern states (AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, East TX) compared to other US regions.

In 2010, the South received an average of $2,488 per person living with HIV ($2,476 for the targeted states) in Ryan White Funding, while the US average was $2,555 per person living with HIV.1 SASI’s report found that “[i]f the targeted states were to receive the US average per capita funding this would translate into an additional 21.6 million dollars in Ryan White funds.”2

In 2009, the Southern region had a lower proportion of individuals with HIV enrolled in Medicaid (23%) than the national average (26%).3 The targeted southern states had the lowest spending per enrollee ($18,867).3

In 2010, CDC funding per person estimated to be living with HIV was lowest in the targeted southern states ($523.60).4

The South/targeted states received virtually the same level of federal funding per person living with HIV as the national average for the federal AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) in 2011.5

In 2011, the average state ADAP funding levels in targeted states was nearly identical to the national average for state funding.5

This report updates last year’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the South Reaches Crisis Proportions in Last Decade, highlighting the continued disproportionate effect of HIV in the US South.

Click here to read SASI’s press release, calling for a State of the South Task Force.

* The South includes Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia.


  1. Kaiser Family Foundation. State Health Facts: Total Ryan White Program Funding, FY2010. 2012; Accessed November, 2012.
  2. Reif S, Whetten K, Wilson L, Gong W. SASI Update –  The Continuing HIV Crisis in the US South. 2012; Accessed November, 2012.
  3. Kaiser Family Foundation. State Health Facts: Medicaid Enrollment and Spending FY2009. 2012; Accessed November, 2012.
  4. Kaiser Family Foundation. State Health Facts: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) HIV/AIDS Funding, FY 2010. 2012; Accessed November, 2012.
  5. Kaiser Family Foundation. State Health Facts: Distribution of AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Budget by Source, FY 2011. 2012; Accessed November, 2012.
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