Ending the HIV Epidemic in the District of Columbia
The Washington AIDS Partnership is committed to ending the HIV epidemic in Washington. As part of our partnership with DC Health (D.C. Department of Health); the DC HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration (HAHSTA); and DC Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, the District’s first End HIV plan was launched on December 1, 2016. The 90/90/90/50 Plan: Ending the HIV Epidemic in the District of Columbia helped to improve access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care and decreased the number of new HIV diagnoses. But more work is needed to move closer to ending the epidemic, and address the disproportionate impact HIV has had on Black, Latinx and other communities of color.
On December 4, 2020, Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC Health, HAHSTA, DC Appleseed, and the Washington AIDS Partnership launched the District’s new End HIV plan website. It outlines recent health data, community perspectives on health and HIV, and updated goals and strategies that will move the city closer to ending the HIV epidemic.
End HIV Plan Goals
The plan’s goals include:
- People living with HIV can easily and safely maintain optimal integrated health.
- We collective acknowledge – and actively address – the impact of stigma and structural racism on sexual health and HIV outcomes.
Implementation and Monitoring
The Washington AIDS Partnership is committed to helping Washington, D.C. reach the plan’s goals. The Partnership and DC Appleseed will monitor the plan’s implementation and advocate for policy and programmatic changes, and the funding necessary to end this epidemic.