The Human Resources Administration (HRA) was one of the
first government agencies to respond to the AIDS epidemic. At that time, no
effective medical treatments existed and people typically did not live long
after they were diagnosed. HRA's crisis workers provided emergency and support
services and burial assistance when many other service organizations were
reluctant to engage with persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Today, HASA, as an agency within HRA, remains among the most comprehensive
government programs serving people living with HIV/AIDS in the world.
In 2004, in order to foster greater access to medical
care, HASA was integrated into HRA's Medical Insurance and Community Services
Administration (MICSA). As a division of MICSA, HASA clients benefit from the
shared resources of HRA's other health-related programs, such as Medicaid and
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