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About Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. Initiative
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative in 2019. The initiative aims to reduce new HIV infections in the U.S. by 90% by 2030 by scaling up key HIV prevention and treatment strategies.
Innovative, community-driven solutions to leverage scientific advances in HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and outbreak response are at the heart of EHE. The initiative is also working to address racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities that have contributed to HIV prevention gaps for far too long.
EHE’s comprehensive approach focuses resources where they are needed most and strives to meet people where they are with the services they need. The initiative provides a targeted infusion of new resources and support to 50 local areas that account for more than half of new HIV diagnoses (48 counties; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Washington, D.C.), and seven states with a substantial rural burden. Through increased investments and local innovation, EHE aims to make history — and end the domestic HIV epidemic once and for all.
The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Healthexternal icon coordinates EHE across HHS agencies and offices. Collaborating agencies include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Indian Health Service (IHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). HHS has created the AHEAD Dashboardexternal icon to provide baseline data and report progress toward EHE targets over time.