On World AIDS Day, a plan to end D.C. HIV epidemic
-Today, in recognition of World AIDS Day, Washington AIDS Partnership, DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Deputy Mayor Brenda Donald, the D.C. Department of Health (DOH), and the M•A•C AIDS Fund announced the release of the 90/90/90/50 Plan: Ending the HIV Epidemic in the District of Columbia by 2020. Through this public-private partnership, the plan was developed to achieve the following core goals: 90 percent of D.C. residents with HIV will know their status, 90 percent of persons diagnosed with HIV will be in treatment, 90 percent of persons in treatment will achieve viral load suppression and the District will see a 50 percent decrease in new HIV cases.
As outlined in the plan, the Washington AIDS Partnership has partnered with D.C. Department of Health’s HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration (HAHSTA) to implement the D.C. PrEP for Women Initiative, which aims to increase knowledge and use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among women of color in Washington, D.C. PrEP allows individuals at high risk for HIV infection to take HIV medication regularly to lower their chances of getting infected. The D.C. PrEP for Women Initiative is supported by the M•A•C AIDS Fund.
– Related: Washington AIDS Partnership Rolls Out the DC PrEP for Women Initiative (Daily, 11/1)
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– The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is accepting applicants for its Advancement In Management (AIM) Award Competition. Learn more here.
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