Ending the HIV Epidemic

The time is now. Ending the HIV Epidemic

Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative to end the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years. This initiative will leverage critical scientific advances in HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and outbreak response by coordinating the highly successful programs, resources, and infrastructure of many HHS agencies and offices. The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Healthexternal icon is coordinating this cross-agency initiative.

The President has requested $291 million in the FY 2020 HHS budgetexternal icon to begin carrying out the initiative, which, if funded, will achieve maximum impact by first focusing efforts in communities that are now hardest hit by the HIV epidemic and eventually reaching all corners of America. The goal is to reduce new HIV infections by 90% in the next 10 years.

Explore CDC’s Role in Ending the HIV Epidemic

CDC will work closely with states and local communities, national partners that work on behalf of people with and risk for HIV, as well as government partners, to scale up the highest-impact HIV prevention, care, treatment, and outbreak response strategies.

State and Local Planning Kicks Off for Ending the HIV Epidemic

Community involvement is crucial to this initiative. HHS has funded state and local health departments to develop comprehensive Ending the HIV Epidemic plans that are tailored by and for each community. HHS has also awarded funds to three priority areas to engage communities, test foundational activities, and find best practices that will help jumpstart success nationally.

Additional Information and CDC Resources for Ending the HIV Epidemic

Participating Agencies


Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

US Public Health Service

National Institutes of Health

Health Resources and Services Administration


Indian Health Service

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Page last reviewed: December 6, 2019