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 care 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 Epidemic

CDC will work closely with other HHS agencies, local and state governments, communities, and people with HIV to coordinate efforts to expand key HIV prevention strategies.

CDC will work with each community to establish on-the-ground teams that will include local experts from multiple disciplines. These teams will work with stakeholders to develop and implement tailored plans for each geographic area, and to manage the day-to-day operations of the initiative. While specific action plans will vary based on each community’s needs, they will focus on four key strategies.

CDC Resources to End 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: September 11, 2019