“Ending the Epidemic” (EtE) plans across the United States bring together coalitions of local stakeholders to establish shared goals and strategies for ending the HIV epidemic in a city, county, state, or other jurisdiction. EtE plans are tailored to the context, needs, and resources of a particular jurisdiction and tend to take a broad, holistic view of the drivers of the local HIV epidemic. The development of these plans is usually informed by extensive community consultation.
The national plan, Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE), is a ten-year federal initiative from the United States Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) with the goal of reducing new HIV infections to less than 3,000 per year by 2030. The initiative aims to reduce new HIV infections by 75% by 2025 and by at least 90% by 2030. The plan will focus on four key strategies:
- Diagnose all people with HIV as early as possible.
- Treat people with HIV rapidly and effectively to reach sustained viral suppression.
- Prevent new HIV transmissions by using proven interventions, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and syringe services programs (SSPs).
- Respond quickly to potential HIV outbreaks to get needed prevention and treatment services to people who need them.
The first phase of the plan will focus efforts and resources in 48 counties, plus San Juan, PR and Washington, DC, where more than half of all new HIV diagnoses occurred in 2016 and 2017, along with seven states (Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Carolina) with a substantial rural HIV burden.
AIDSVu’s analysis provides additional insights into where the initiative will be focused:
- Of the 48 highest burden counties targeted by the initiative, 48% are in the South.
- In 67% of the 48 target counties and DC, the percent of people living in poverty is higher than the national average.
- Most of the 48 target counties fall in states with a high unmet need for PrEP.
5 Ways to Use AIDSVu
View Local Statistics
- State-, county-, and city-level profiles for the 56 jurisdictions targeted by the initiative.
- Interactive maps for the 56 jurisdictions, viewable with local service locations and social determinants of health.
- Infographics on the national plan’s key strategies and other state and local jurisdictional plans to end the HIV epidemic.
- Stay up to date with the latest Q&As from experts on HIV.
- Use AIDSVu’s service locators to find HIV testing, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and care services near you
Explore AIDSVu’s state, county, and city profiles to learn more about the 48 cities, 7 states, and two cities targeted by the initiative.
For More Information
Learn more about Ending the Epidemic with these resources.
HIV.gov is the federal government's leading source for information about HIV.Learn More
The Health Resources and Services Administration is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.Learn More
CDC provides leadership for HIV prevention research and surveillance and the development and testing of effective biomedical interventions to reduce the rate of HIV infection in the U.S.Learn More
NASTAD is a leading non-partisan non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs in the U.S. and around the world.Learn More
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS is the main advocate for accelerated, comprehensive and coordinated global action on the HIV/AIDS pandemic.Learn More