DC TAKES ON HIV: PUBLIC AWARENESS, RESIDENT ENGAGEMENT, AND A CALL TO ACTION
The March 2017 survey and report are the results of a collaborative effort dedicated to helping the District prevent HIV and improve the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS. HAHSTA spearheaded this effort, providing guidance and direction during the survey’s development. Both the survey and report are a testament to HAHSTA’s daily commitment and work to educate, prevent, and protect DC residents from HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, STDs, and tuberculosis.
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90/90/90/50 PLAN: ENDING THE HIV EPIDEMIC IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BY 2020
Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Health partnered with DC Appleseed and Washington AIDS Partnership in 2015 to implement the 90/90/90/50 plan. In it, three targets are outlined: 90% of District residents will know their HIV status, 90% of District residents living with HIV will be in sustained treatment, and 90% of those in treatment will reach viral suppression by 2020. According to the DC Department of Health, implementation of the plan will result in a 50% reduction of new HIV cases by that year.
FAST-TRACK CITIES INITIATIVE
On December 1, 2015, Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Fast-Track Cities Initiative, a global partnership between UNAIDS, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), and the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC). As core technical partner, IAPAC is responsible for working with Fast-Track Cities to develop, orient, and strengthen city-specific implementation plans to attain the HIV/AIDS 90/90/90 target along with discrimination and stigma targets.
2016 DC DOH HAHSTA ANNUAL EPIDEMIOLOGY AND SURVEILLANCE REPORT
The Annual Epidemiology and Surveillance Report for the District of Columbia shows the city’s progress in addressing the epidemics of HIV, STDs, hepatitis, and tuberculosis. In it, the Department of Health reports that the number of new HIV cases decreased for the eighth consecutive year.