Video Series Highlights Local Efforts to End the HIV Epidemic

Date: February 24, 2022

A new Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) video series shines a spotlight on the disruptively innovative work of eight EHE jurisdictions across the U.S. The series comes just after the Biden-Harris Administration renewed the U.S. government’s commitment to ending the HIV epidemic on World AIDS Day by requesting $670 million to support the EHE initiative in FY2022. With the ambitious goals of reducing new HIV transmissions by 75% and increasing viral suppression of people living with diagnosed HIV by 95% by 2025, EHE jurisdictions are charging ahead to bridge the gap between prevention and care.  

With the aim of advancing EHE goals and supporting the 57 EHE jurisdictions in their efforts to diagnose, treat, prevent, and respond to the HIV epidemic, each video offers real stories of action, lessons learned in the field and tips for replication. Viewers can expect to learn about strategies and activities including: 

  • Maryland’s Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services strategy for implementing telehealth services. 
  • Texas’ Tarrant County HIV Administration efforts to uplift voices of community members. 
  • The Florida Department of Health in Orange County’s tips for initiating a Test and Treat program. 
  • The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s deep dive into the utility of HIV cluster visualization. 
  • The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ tactics for capacity building in rural communities. 
  • The grassroots, “meet them where they are” approach of Mississippi’s L.I.F.E. Inc. 
  • Recommendations for implementing harm reduction services from Nevada’s Trac-B Exchange. 
  • The call for bilingual health care providers and equitable access to PrEP from Arizona’s Chicanos Por La Causa.  

Click to view Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service’s Video.

Click to view full Video Series.

Development of the EHE spotlight video series was supported by funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To view and share the videos, visit NASTAD’s EHE page.