The Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative was designed with one vision in mind: stop the U.S. HIV epidemic, once and for all, by 2030.
Ending the HIV epidemic means halting HIV transmission, removing barriers to HIV prevention and treatment services, and ending HIV-related stigma for all people in all communities. Unprecedented medical and technological advancements, such as more effective HIV treatment, highly effective pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), telehealth, telePrEP, HIV self-testing, and mobile testing, have given us the opportunity to make this vision a reality.
Seizing this opportunity will require a significant and sustained infusion of new resources. Reaching EHE goals by 2030 would prevent over 255,000 HIV cases and save over $100 billion in direct lifetime medical costs. Through the first four years of EHE, CDC and other participating agencies have awarded health departments in 57 priority areas hundreds of millions of dollars in funding to expand innovative solutions for delivering scientific advances in HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cluster and outbreak response to people who need them. While the United States has made substantial progress in reducing HIV transmission and barriers to prevention and care, efforts must be accelerated to scale up all of EHE’s core strategies. With sufficient resources to expand beyond these priority areas, the nation can reach its goal to end the HIV epidemic by 2030.
Proposed vs. Approved Federal Funding for EHE Across Agencies, FY2019-FY2023
*No funding request for FY2019, first year EHE funding was drawn from pre-existing HIV funding.