STI/HIV Prevention Program

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In July 2010 the first National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) was released by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. The NHAS focuses on three main goals:

  • Reducing HIV incidence
  • Increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes
  • Reducing HIV-related health disparities

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 STI/HIV Prevention Program now supports HIV prevention activities in the following program areas: STI/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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