The Call to Action proposes a set of recommendations to prevent new infections; reduce deaths and adverse health outcomes; address disparities; coordinate action among federal, state, and local agencies and health systems; and ultimately reduce health care costs.
HIV continues to be a serious threat to the health of the Hispanic/Latino community. In 2015, Hispanics/Latinos accounted for about one quarter of all new diagnoses of HIV in the United States, despite representing about 18% of the total US population.
In 2014, gay and bisexual men made up an estimated 2% of the U.S. population, but accounted for 70% of new HIV infections. Approximately 492,000 sexually active gay and bisexual men are at high risk for HIV.
In the United States, HIV diagnoses are not evenly distributed across states and regions. Southern states accounted for half of new HIV diagnoses in 2015, while making up 38% of the national population. In all regions of the United States, the majority of people who receive an HIV diagnosis live in urban areas. But in the South, 23% of new HIV diagnoses are in suburban and rural areas, and in the Midwest 20% are suburban or rural—higher proportions than in the North and West.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for the Using Evidence-Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes among People Living with HIV (PLWH) – Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance program.
This announcement solicits applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 to support a single organization that will serve as the Evidence-Informed Intervention Evaluation Center (E2i EC) for a new initiative entitled Using Evidence-Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes among People Living with HIV (PLWH).
The purpose of this funding announcement is to support and improve active surveillance of hepatitis C and B in statewide jurisdictionsexperiencing high rates of incident cases of HCV, HBV, or both to support implementation of testing, treatmentand prevention services and activities based on surveillance data.
We propose to compare three health services models of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) delivery at STD and family planning clinics for patients at substantial risk for HIV acquisition. Model 1: Direct PrEP provision in STD and family planning clinics. Model 2: Passive referral to another PrEP service provider in the community. Model 3: Active linkage with patient navigators to another PrEP service provider in the community.