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Progress in Five Years of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

On World AIDS Day 2014, the White House released an update outlining some of the major accomplishments and progress made over the last five years towards achieving the NHAS goals.

Read the White House Fact Sheet: National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Update of 2014 Federal Actions to Achieve National Goals and Improve Outcomes Along the HIV Care Continuum, December 2014

Addressing the Intersection Between HIV and Violence Against Women and Girls

In 2014, the President’s Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities released a report outlining five major recommendations and emphasizing the need for cross-agency collaboration to better address how violence against women and girls influences HIV acquisition and negatively affects the health of women living with HIV.

Read the report and Read the Presidential Memorandum establishing the Interagency Working Group.

White House Examines HIV in Southern United States

In 2014, the White House Office on National AIDS Policy (ONAP) hosted a meeting exploring the response to HIV in the 17 southern states, a rapidly growing region where one-third of the U.S. population resides and the region of the country where the largest proportion of people living with HIV (PLWH) resides.

Read a summary of the White House meeting.

President Obama
Addressing the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender–Related Health Disparities
Rates of diagnoses of HIV infection among adults and adolescents, 2011- United States and 6 dependent areas

What is the National HIV/AIDS Strategy?

On July 13, 2010 the White House released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). This ambitious plan is the nation's first-ever comprehensive coordinated HIV/AIDS roadmap with clear and measurable targets to be achieved by 2015.

Developing the Strategy

Learn about the creation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and how it moved from idea to reality.

Read about developing the Strategy

Releasing the Strategy

Read about the Strategy's release on July 13, 2010 and the President's goals from day one.

Read about releasing the Strategy

Vision for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

The United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic circumstance, will have unfettered access to high quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination.

Goals for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

1. Reduce new HIV infections

  • Lower the annual number of new infections by 25%
  • Reduce HIV transmission by 30%
  • Increase the percentage of people living with HIV who know their serostatus from 79% to 90%

2. Increase access to care and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV

  • Increase the proportion of newly diagnosed patients linked to clinical care from 65% to 85%
  • Increase the proportion of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients who are in continuous care from 73% to 80%
  • Increase the number of Ryan White clients with permanent housing from 82% to 86%

3. Reduce HIV-related health disparities

  • Improve access to prevention and care services for all Americans
  • Increase the proportion of HIV-diagnosed gay and bisexual men with undetectable viral load by 20%
  • Increase the proportion of HIV-diagnosed Blacks with undetectable viral load by 20%
  • Increase the proportion of HIV-diagnosed Latinos with undetectable viral load by 20%

NHAS Blog Posts

Read more blog posts about the NHAS.

Take a Closer Look

Featured NHAS documents and videos.

Fact Sheet
Strategy
Fact Sheet
The National HIV/AIDS Strategy
The National
HIV/AIDS Strategy

The National AIDS Strategy at One Year
Douglas Brooks Looks Ahead to 2015
The National HIV/AIDS Strategy in 2012
HIV Care Continuum Initiative of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy