Ending the HIV Epidemic
Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. The initiative aims to reduce new HIV infections in the U.S. by 90% by 2030. Ending the HIV Epidemic leverages 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. 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).
Explore CDC’s Role in Ending the HIV Epidemic
To achieve maximum impact, CDC is focusing resources on communities most impacted by HIV. This provides a major boost to the bold initiative to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030. The Plan will focus first on 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. If additional resources become available, the initiative will eventually expand nationwide. The initiative will scale up four science-based strategies that can end the epidemic: diagnose, treat, prevent, and respond.
State and Local Planning Kicks Off for Ending the HIV Epidemic
Community involvement is crucial to this initiative. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has funded state and local health departments to develop comprehensive Ending the HIV Epidemic plans tailored by and for each community. HHS also awarded funds to three priority areas to engage communities, test foundational activities, and find best practices that will help jumpstart success nationally.
Additional Information and CDC Resources for Ending the HIV Epidemic