In February 2019, there was a national announcement to End the HIV Epidemic in America. The goals are to reduce new HIV infections by 75% in 5 years and at least 90% reduction in 10 years.
Four key strategies of the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative include:
- DIAGNOSE all people with HIV as early as possible after infection.
- TREAT the infection rapidly and effectively to achieve sustained viral suppression.
- 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.
The Houston Dashboard was designed to engage the community in providing feedback on the existing 2017 Comprehensive Plan and the Houston Roadmap Plan to address the HIV Epidemic.
One jurisdictional plan of care for all people at risk for or living with HIV in the Houston area.