Ryan White Medical Case Management

Pridefest 2018 RW team photoAre you or a loved on newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS or looking for HIV/AIDS information, resources, or services? The Linn County Ryan White Program offers confidential services to anyone in Iowa living with HIV/AIDS. Services are free of charge to qualified Iowans.

What We Do

 The Ryan White program offers:

  • Advocacy
  • Assistance with obtaining prescriptions / medical insurance
  • Options counseling
  • Medical case management
  • Public benefit counseling (including Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security Disability Benefits, Medicaid for Employed People with Disabilities, Food Assistance, etc.).
  • Referrals for services
  • Resource information

Medical Case Management

Medical case managers provide professional, on-going and confidential support to help individuals obtain and maintain:

  • Appropriate medical care
  • Federal, state, and local benefit programs
  • Housing assistance
  • Medications
  • Proper nutrition

AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)

Can't afford your medications? The ADAP may be able to help you obtain needed medications or maintain your prescription insurance if you qualify.

Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA)

A Housing and Urban Development program is available for short-term and long-term rental or mortgage assistance for those who qualify.

Other prescription assistance and housing programs may be available.

Connect to Services

Email the Ryan White Program or call at 319-892-5770 to get connected to the services and resources offered or for more information about the program.

Did you know?

  • Every 9 ½ minutes, someone is diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
  • People diagnosed with HIV/AIDS are living quality lives for much longer with proper medical treatment, appropriate medications and healthy living. Early diagnosis and treatment are key.
  • What is U=U? Undetectable = Untransmittable. If you take your ART medication daily as prescribed and maintain an undetectable viral load, the CDC reports you have effectively no risk of transmitting HIV to your HIV negative sexual partners.

Since 2015, Linn County Ryan White participants have increased their viral suppression by 6 percent. Now 89% are virally suppressed meaning their viral count is so low they can't transmit HIV.