Ending the Epidemic
In February 2019, President Trump announced his administration's goal to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030. The resulting initiative, called "Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America," or EHE for short, is already well under way. The goal of EHE is to reduce new HIV infections by 75 percent in the next five years and by 90 percent by 2030.
EHE centers around a phased approach to infusing resources to the places that need them most. The first phase of the initiative focuses on the areas where the HIV burden is the highest. Seven of these areas are counties in Florida: Broward, Duval, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Orange, Palm Beach, and Pinellas.
The pillars of EHE relfect the same strategies as Florida's plan to elminate HIV transmission and reduce HIV-related deaths.
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