Slate | January 23, 2018
One such program that has come under attack for budgetary cuts is the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the single largest federal program designed for people living with HIV in the U.S. It works to provide HIV care and treatment services to more than a half-million people each year. Sean Bland, a senior associate at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, devotes much of his work to engaging policymakers in support of sustaining and adopting Ryan White. During the course of his work, Bland has seen certain barriers to health care, particularly for Latino LGBTQ youth, which he views as symptomatic of policy moves directed at undocumented individuals.