The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the US (EHE) initiative in 2019. The initiative aims to reduce new HIV infections by 90% in the US by 2030 through scaling up vital HIV prevention and treatment strategies.
Innovative, community-driven solutions to leverage scientific advances in HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and outbreak response are at the heart of EHE. The initiative is also working to address racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities that have contributed to HIV prevention gaps for far too long.
The comprehensive approach of EHE focuses resources where they are needed most and strives to meet people where they are with the services they need. The initiative provides a targeted infusion of new resources and support to 50 local areas that account for more than half of new HIV diagnoses (48 counties, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Washington, DC), and 7 states with a substantial rural burden. Through increased investments and local innovation, EHE aims to make history and end the domestic HIV epidemic once and for all.