HIV Prevention Program

Kansas HIV/AIDS Program

In July 2010 the first National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) was released in the United States. The NHAS helped reenergize the HIV/AIDS field and its advocates in a unified front to turn the tide on HIV/AIDS in the U.S. The NHAS focuses on three main goals: reducing new HIV infections, increasing access to care and improving health outcomes for people living with HIV, and reducing HIV-related disparities and health inequities. The plan also calls for a more coordinated response to the HIV epidemic across all areas within the HIV field. You can read the NHAS here: 2010 National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

In response to the release of the NHAS, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made significant changes to the ways in which HIV prevention funding is distributed in the United States. The CDC’s new focus, called High Impact Prevention, seeks to direct funding to where the epidemic is hitting hardest in the country. Due to this change, many lower incidence jurisdictions in the U.S., including Kansas, began receiving annual funding reductions for HIV prevention activities in 2012.

The HIV Prevention Program now supports HIV prevention activities in the following program areas: HIV Testing, Prevention with Positives, Condom Distribution, Policy Initiatives, Jurisdictional HIV Planning, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building, and Monitoring and Evaluation.

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