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GUIDES, STRATEGIES, AND RESOURCES ON “GETTING TO ZERO” AT NATIONAL, LOCAL, AND GLOBAL LEVELS
National “Getting to Zero” Guides, Strategies, and Resources:
- National HIV/AIDS Strategy Updated to 2020 – update released in July 2015 to the White House’s original National HIV/AIDS Strategy
- National HIV/AIDS Strategy Updated to 2020: What You Need to Know – fact sheet that summarizes the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy
- National HIV/AIDS Strategy Updated to 2020: Federal Action Plan – 40-page plan released in December 2015 by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy that outlines specific actions federal agencies will take to implement the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy through the year 2020
- National HIV/AIDS Strategy – first National HIV/AIDS Strategy (issued in 2010), which included a set of priorities and action steps to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S.
- National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Federal Implementation Plan – a companion to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy that details key actions that federal agencies must take in order to achieve the goals outlined in the NHAS
- Data to Care – new CDC public health strategy that uses HIV surveillance data to identify individuals who have been diagnosed with HIV but who are not in care in order to link or re-engage them to care
- Effective Interventions: HIV Prevention That Works – CDC guide to effective, High Impact HIV Prevention strategies; website organizes effective programs according to the following categories: biomedical interventions, public health strategies, behavioral interventions, structural interventions, and social marketing
- Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2014 – 123-page CDC report that provides detailed breakdowns of both HIV and AIDS Diagnoses by age, gender, race/ethnicty, transmission category, and area of residence (region, state, and metropolitan area) It also provides data on the total number of people living with HIV and AIDS, HIV/AIDS deaths, and survival rates after diagnosis.
U.S. City and State “Getting to Zero” Guides, Strategies, and Resources:
- Getting to Zero MA – Getting to Zero MA is a multi-sector coalition working together to get to zero HIV stigma, zero HIV-related deaths, and zero new HIV infections in Massachusetts.
- Massachusetts State HIV/AIDS Plan – from the Office of HIV/AIDS and the Bureau of Infectious Disease at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. September 2013. Massachuetts’ state plan aims to 1) reduce new HIV/HCV infections, 2) improve health outcomes, and 3) reduce disparities in HIV and HCV incidence and health outcomes.
- New York 2015 Blueprint to End AIDS – New York State’s Department of Health’s Strategy to End the Epidemic in NY by 2020.
- End AIDS Washington – End AIDS Washington is a collaboration of community based organizations, government agencies, and educational and research institutations that aim to reduce new infections in the the state of Washington by 50% by 2020 with a focus on access to insurance, testing, PrEP, and treatment.
- Getting to Zero: San Francisco – San Francisco’s Getting to Zero Initiative aims to reduce HIV infections and HIV/AIDS-related deaths in San Francisco by 90% by 2020 through the collaboration and efforts of a multi-sector, independent consortium. Their plan focuses on PrEP expansion, Rapid ART Program for HIV Diagnoses, and retention in care.
- Getting to Zero: San Diego – A PDF document of a request to establish a Getting to Zero initiative in San Diego county.
Global “Getting to Zero” Guides, Strategies, and Resources from UNAIDS:
UNAIDS Website – this website includes information about HIV/AIDS policies and programs, regional information, global statistics, and news. Highlights include the following recent reports:
- 90-90-90: An Ambitious Treatment Target to Help End the AIDS Epidemic.
- Getting to Zero. UNAIDS 2011-2015 Strategy.
- On the Fast Track to End AIDS by 2030: Focus on Location and Population.
- On the Fast-Track to End AIDS: UNAIDS Strategy 2016-2021.
Global Guides, Strategies, and Resources from Other Sources:
- Fast-Track Cities Initiative – This initiative was launched on World AIDS Day 2014 in Paris. More than 50 high-HIV burden cities from around the world have committed to work towards attaining the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals.
- Global HIV/AIDS – CDC Web page
- HIV InSite Countries and Regions Page – Includes national and regional data
- Charting the Course of Education and HIV: Education on the Move – report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
- The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic – a four page fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation that offers an overview of the global epidemic with data from over 20 recent source documents, including reports from UNAIDS, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Congress, and the Global Fund.
Selected Journal Articles
- Can 5 HIV Prevention Strategies Bring the Epidemic to its Knees? (NATAP)
- Ending the HIV-AIDS Pandemic–Follow the Science. (New England Journal of Medicine, December 2015)
- Applying Public Health Principles to the HIV Epidemic-How Are We Doing? (New England Journal of Medicine. December 2015)
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission at Each Step of the Care Continuum in the United States. (JAMA Internal Medicine. April 2015)
- Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy in Early Asymptomatic HIV Infection. (New England Journal of Medicine. August 2015)
Other Recent Articles
National Efforts to Get to Zero
- If We Act to Remove Structural, Behavioral and Social Barriers, We Can End the HIV Epidemic with the Medicines We Already Have. (August 2016, TheBodyPro)
- Culture Shock: End of HIV/AIDS Still Not in Sight. (August 2016, MedPage Today)
- Promising Crossroads: Choosing Our Future. (August 2016, Poz)
- Data on National HIV/AIDS Strategy Indicators. (July 2016, Poz)
- NASTAD Launches Campaign to Support U.S. Health Departments in Accelerating the End of HIV and Hepatitis. (May 2016, NASTAD)
- 5 Ways to Make HIV Infection Rare: How States, Cities, People Living With HIV, and Communities Can End the Epidemic. (May 2016, NASTAD Blog)
- U.S. on course to end its HIV epidemic – eventually. (May 2016, AIDSmap); related coverage from Healio and Poz
- Getting people tested remains top priority in U.S. eradication of HIV. (April 2016, Healio)
- Global treatment plays key role in HIV prevention. (March 2016, Healio)
- Obama’s State of the Union: ‘We’re on Track to End HIV/AIDS.’ (January 2016, AIDSmeds)
U.S. City and State Efforts to Get to Zero:
- New HIV Cases, Death Rate and Viral Loads Dropping in Seattle Area. (September 2016, HIV Treatment Alerts/TheBodyPro)
- San Francisco reports new low in HIV infections and faster treatment, but disparities remain. (September 2016, AIDSmap); related coverage from Beta Blog and Poz
- PrEP and PEP Education Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature. (August 2016, Poz)
- No new HIV infections seen in San Francisco’s Strut PrEP programme. (August 2016, AIDSmap)
- A Plan to End California’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic is Developing. (May 2016, Project Inform)
- A Tale of Two Cities: New York City and San Francisco want to end their HIV epidemics. (May 2016, Poz)
- Taking Action [AIDS Action and ending the epidemic in Massachusetts]. (April 2016, Poz)
- Getting Arrested to Support the Blueprint to End AIDS [funding in New York state]. (March 2016, Poz)
- Project Inform Helps to Lead San Francisco’s Effort to Get to Zero. (February 2016, Project Inform)
- Getting to Zero: How San Francisco is Making Progress. (December 2015, Beta Blog)
- San Francisco reports progress in ‘Getting to Zero’ HIV prevention and treatment effort. (December 2015, AIDSmap)
- New York Times: San Francisco is a Model City of Innovative HIV Prevention & Care. (October 2015, Beta Blog)
- Twice the Percentage of People with HIV are Virally Suppressed in San Francisco Compared to U.S. (September 2015, Beta Blog)
- RAPID Program Leads to Faster HIV Suppression. (July 2015, Beta Blog)
- How San Francisco plans to ‘get to zero’ new infections of HIV. (Video, April 2015, Project Inform)
- New York City Gets Its HIV Act Together. (February 2015, MedPage Today)
Global Efforts to Get to Zero:
- Sweden Is the First Nation to Meet UNAIDS HIV Epidemic Targets. (September 2016, Poz)
- Ending AIDS by 2030 Is Actually Quite Unlikely. (September 2016, Poz)
- Leaders launch “a super-fast-track framework for ending AIDS among children, adolescents and young women by 2020”. (September 2016, Science Speaks Blog)
- Self-Testing is on the Map. (September 2016, AVAC)
- Sweden the first country to achieve UNAIDS/WHO 90-90-90 target. (September 2016, AIDSmap)
- Delays in updating HIV treatment guidelines in Africa blocking early treatment for millions. (September 2016, AIDSmap); related coverage from Science Speaks Blog
- Universal HIV testing suggested for children from poorer countries. (September 2016, Healio)
- Decline in New HIV Infections Stalls Worldwide, Reverses Course in Some Areas. (August 2016, Poz)
- Ending AIDS by 2030 a distant prospect, global HIV incidence, prevalence, treatment coverage and mortality figures suggest. (August 2016, AIDSmap)
- More Prevention Resources Needed to Meet UNAIDS Goals. (July 2016, TheBodyPro)
- The 2016 International AIDS Conference Closes with a Call to Reject Complacency in the AIDS Response. (July 2016, UNAIDS)
- Four fast-track cities announce 90-90-90 data on HIV/AIDS. (July 2016, Healio)
- Earlier HIV treatment is not over-burdening health services. (July 2016, AIDSmap)
- Australia adopts ambitious plan to use PrEP to ‘virtually eliminate’ HIV by 2020. (July 2016, AIDSmap)
- SEARCH study exceeds 90-90-90 targets after 2 years of ‘test and treat’ for HIV in rural East Africa. (July 2016, AIDSmap)
- Young People’s Leadership in Ending AIDS and Achieving Universal and Reproductive Sexual Health Rights by 2030. (July 2016, Global Forum on MSM and HIV)
- Far fewer people drop out of HIV care in South Africa than previously thought. (July 2016, AIDSmap)
- Progress towards 90-90-90 targets in southern Africa: find the men! (July 2016, AIDSmap); related coverage from MedPage Today
- Fund decline, incidence rise present clear, current threats to HIV services, research, “ending AIDS,” response watchers say. (July 2016, Science Speaks Blog)
- Plenary talk proposes $90, $90, $90 as cost of HIV and viral hepatitis drugs. (July 2016, Science Speaks Blog)
- Community systems strengthening needed to end HIV, TB. (July 2016, Science Speaks Blog)
- Gains in curbing HIV epidemic could be lost without continued commitment, AIDS 2016 speakers say. (July 2016, AIDSmap)
- Progress towards 90-90-90 targets is promising, but funding is the critical step, says UNAIDS leader. (July 2016, AIDSmap)
- “AIDS Is Over” in Australia, Declare Experts. (July 2016, Poz)
- “Ending AIDS” will mean filling cracks and chasms of neglect, inequity and exclusion…We’re reading about HLM 2016 AIDS. (June 2016, Science Speaks Blog)
- Three More Countries Eliminate Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission. (June 2016, Poz); related coverage from Healio
- Global Effort to End AIDS Would Save Millions of Lives. (June 2016, NIH)
- U.N. High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS faces battle over key populations. (June 2016, AIDSmap); related coverage from AVAC, Poz, and Science Speaks Blog
- UNAIDS 90-90-90 strategy is cost-effective, will save millions of lives, study shows. (June 2016, Science Speaks Blog)
- UNAIDS initiative means ‘enormous’ benefits for South Africa. (June 2016, Healio)
- These 16 “Fast-Track Cities” Will Accelerate Their AIDS Response. (June 2016, Poz)
- World Health Assembly adopts strategies to end viral hepatitis, HIV, STIs. (June 2016, Healio)
- Huge Upfront Cost for UNAIDS HIV Treatment Goals Equals Huge Payoff. (May 2016, Poz)
- Study Suggests the Danish Can Effectively End Their HIV Epidemic. (May 2016, Poz)
- New Report Shows That Urgent Action Is Needed to End the AIDS Epidemic by 2030. (May 2016, UNAIDS)
- China has a long way to go before it achieves 90-90-90 targets. (May 2016, AIDSmap)
- Botswana nears UNAIDS 90-90-90 HIV treatment target. (April 2016, Healio)
- Global treatment plays key role in HIV prevention. (March 2016, Healio)
- Advisory group aims to close gap between men who have sex with men and “fast-tracked” HIV responses. (February 2016, Science Speaks Blog)
- Model suggests HIV vaccine still has key role in ending AIDS. (January 2016, AIDSmap)
- HIV self-testing promoted as new tool to reach first 90 of 90-90-90 UNAIDS targets. (July 2015, Science Speaks Blog)
- UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal is useful if it helps programs focus, get out of the bedroom, treat those most affected as part solution. (July 2015, Science Speaks Blog)
- Treatment cascades show 90-90-90 goal within reach for some – but Eastern Europe lags behind Africa. (July 2015, AISmap)
- Test and treat studies and African countries showing that 90-90-90 targets are achievable. (July 2015, AIDSmap)
- Is 90-90-90 nutty? Studies look at numbers behind getting in care, staying in care, suppressing virus, controlling HIV. (February 2015, Science Speaks Blog)