HHS awards new grants for HIV/AIDS care

"This will help women, infants and children with HIV get the care and treatment they need by increasing access to comprehensive, coordinated primary care," she said in a statement. 

Three HIV/AIDS populations are expected to benefit from the move — the newly diagnosed, the diagnosed who lack care and the diagnosed who have been absent from care for more than one year.

The grants will be made through the federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which provides HIV-related services to more than half a million patients each year, according to HHS.

Ryan White "fills gaps in care" for people who lack sufficient funds or healthcare coverage to cope with HIV/AIDS, the program's website states.