Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.

The time is now. Ending the HIV Epidemic

Explore CDC’s Role in Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.

As the U.S. recovers from COVID-19, increased investments in the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative are vital to regain momentum, advance innovation, and achieve health equity.

The EHE initiative is scaling up four science-based strategies that can end the epidemic: Diagnose, Treat, Prevent, and Respond. For maximum impact, CDC is continuing to invest in communities most affected by HIV — to help local HIV programs recover, rebuild, and begin to expand EHE strategies in the wake of COVID-19.

Outreach will be expanded and strengthened in key settings that are critical to reaching people at risk for HIV who may not otherwise have access to healthcare services. These efforts will expand syringe services programs and invest more in sexually transmitted disease specialty clinics.

These investments are part of a bold U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-wide initiative that strives to end the domestic HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030. EHE focuses first on 50 local areas that account for more than half of new HIV diagnoses, and seven states with a substantial rural burden.

If sufficient l resources become available, the initiative will eventually expand to other areas.

Page last reviewed: July 27, 2021