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.
To jumpstart that effort, HHS, through CDC, has funded state and local health departments to develop comprehensive Ending the HIV Epidemic plans that are tailored by and for each community. Local plans will be unique to each area, and will account for ways that the HIV epidemic affects communities differently.
State and Local Planning Kicks Off for Ending the HIV Epidemic
HHS, through CDC, has awarded $13.5 million to conduct state and local planning and kick off community involvement for Ending the HIV Epidemic. Draft plans are due at the end of 2019, and will continue to be evolved over time.
Learn how community feedback is shaping Ending the HIV Epidemic.
CDC Resources to End the HIV Epidemic