About the 2020 Conference

In light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment (NRWC) is going virtual! The conference dates will remain August 11-14, 2020, but the times will be adjusted to accommodate different time zones. Registered participants are still encouraged to attend the full length of the conference, however the virtual platform would allow for more flexibility.

The 2020 Theme

30 Years of
Innovating Care,
Optimizing Public Health,
Ending the HIV Epidemic

The 2020 conference theme, 30 Years of Innovating Care, Optimizing Public Health, Ending the HIV Epidemic, recognizes the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program’s contributions to the advancements in HIV care, treatment, and public health over the past 30 years, and highlights the Program’s commitment to leveraging those powerful tools to end the HIV epidemic in America.

Celebrating 30 Years

2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act.  The Ryan White CARE Act was first enacted in 1990 to create a federal program focused specifically on providing HIV care and treatment services to low income people with HIV who are uninsured or underserved. Funding grants to cities/counties, states, and local community-based organizations, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, essential support services, and medications for people with HIV to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among hard-to-reach populations.

Visit Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Legislation for more information about the Ryan White CARE Act.

The 2020 CLINICAL CONFERENCE Just Prior to the National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment

Up to 600 physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other key clinical decision makers in HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program-funded clinics and programs are invited to participate in the 2020 Clinical Conference just prior to the National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment.

A limited number of spots are reserved for registered nurses and pharmacists who are the primary clinical decision-makers in their Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program-funded clinic or program.  The Clinical Conference will provide advanced updates on state-of-the-art research, care, and treatment issues in the medical management of HIV.  Attendees will learn more about current HIV treatment strategies, recent advances in antiretroviral therapy, new research data advances, and innovative approaches to HIV care.


Consult with your Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program project officer if you have questions or visit the registration page of the website in early 2020 for additional details.