National HIV/AIDS Strategy (Federal Implementation Plan, July 2010)
National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States (July 2010)
Miami-Dade County Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plan [ECHPP] At-A-Glance
ECHPP Project Workbook #2: GOALS, STRATEGIES, AND OBJECTIVES
NEW HOPE FOR STOPPING HIV (A digital brochure on HIV/AIDS prevention)
Twenty-eight years into the HIV pandemic, individuals, non-governmental organizations, local and state governments throughout the U.S. continue to face adversity and challenges by HIV and increasing incidence rates. The economic, social, cultural, political and medical benefits derived from participating in regular HIV prevention education services, care and treatment services, and HIV clinical research trails, are failing to be realized by those individuals at risk for and living with HIV, and those organizations/municipal governments designated for serving them. As the abundant number of men, women, and children living with HIV outpace the non-governmental organizations sectors capacity, the demand for an assertive, competent and efficient municipal action is desperately needed in order to enhance local efforts.
In February 2009 the Office of HIV/AIDS convened a two-day “think tank” entitled “Toward a Vision of Thoughtful Change” for early intervention stakeholders to discuss freely and openly new strategies for addressing the HIV/AIDS crisis in Miami-Dade. Public health leaders joined federal officials, representatives from the office of Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, members of the academy, representatives from Dade County Public Schools, community organizations and others in this unique exercise. The outcome of this “think tank” has culminated in a multi-faceted initiative to foster the adoption of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2006 “Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings”.
Thus, the Office of HIV/AIDS is commemorating National HIV Testing Day, which is observed each year on June 27th to raise community awareness on the importance of getting tested and knowing one’s HIV status. We are launching an unprecedented campaign “Test Miami” whose goals are; 1. Promote routine HIV testing in all health care settings. 2. Encourage individuals to know their HIV status and seek treatment if needed. 3. Eliminate perinatal transmission.
As we move forward it is our desire to chart a new course in combating HIV/AIDS in Miami-Dade County. As critical thinkers and visionaries we possess the necessary insight and expertise to produce discussions and proceedings that shall serve as an impetus for innovative guidance and public health reform.
For access to U.S. Government HIV/AIDS Information, click here.