HIV Elimination

Our goal is a 75% reduction in new HIV infections in 5 years and at least 90% reduction in 10 years.

More than 1.1 million Americans are currently living with HIV and many more are at risk of being infected by HIV. About 40,000 Americans are newly diagnosed with HIV each year. Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America uses four strategies to reduce the number of Americans who are infected with HIV:

  1. Diagnose all people with HIV as soon as possible after infection
  2. Treat the infection rapidly and effectively to achieve sustained viral suppression
  3. Protect people at risk for HIV using potent and proven prevention interventions, including PrEP, a medication that can prevent HIV infections

Respond rapidly to detect and respond to growing HIV clusters and prevent new HIV infections

Page last reviewed: September 9, 2019