"Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America," or EHE for short, was announced during the February 2019 State of the Union Address. The goal of the initiative is to reduce new HIV infections by 75 percent by 2025 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. To achieve the goal of reducing new HIV infections the U.S., the EHE initiative focuses on four key strategies that together can end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.: Diagnose, Treat, Prevent, and Respond.
Florida's plan to eliminate HIV transmission and reduce HIV-related deaths employs strategic practices in the places focused on the right people to:
  • Diagnose all people with HIV as early as possible.
  • Treat people with HIV rapidly and effectively to reach sustained viral suppression.
  • Prevent new HIV transmissions by using proven interventions, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and syringe services programs (SSPs).
  • Respond quickly to potential HIV outbreaks to get needed prevention and treatment services to people who need them.
Source: HIV.gov
Persons Living with HIV (PWH), Rate per 100,000 Population, 2022