Ending the HIV Epidemic


In February 2019, the federal government introduced a new initiative "Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America".  This is a ten-year initiative beginning in FY 2020 focused on reducing new HIV infections by 2030. The initiative will involve several government agencies, including Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) among others. Through this federal initiative, funding will primarily be distributed to 48 counties with the highest burden of new HIV diagnoses to “End the Epidemic” in their jurisdiction. 


HHS released a guide to this initiative’s plan, Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for AmericaThei guide outlines the four key strategies the plan will utilize to reach its goals: Diagnose, Treat, Protect, and Respond. This plan aims to:


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To learn more about this initiative, visit the links below:

https://www.hiv.gov/federal-response/ending-the-hiv-epidemic/overview

https://www.cdc.gov/endhiv/index.html 

https://www.hrsa.gov/ending-hiv-epidemic 

https://www.hhs.gov/blog/2019/02/05/ending-the-hiv-epidemic-a-plan-for-america.html 

https://www.nastad.org/maps/ending-hiv-epidemic-jurisdictional-plans