In 2013, New York community leaders, in partnership with city and state public health officials, began convening town hall discussions to build momentum for an initiative to end HIV/AIDS as an epidemic in the state. Working closely with Governor Cuomo’s office, in 2014, New York became the first jurisdiction in the world to announce an EtE plan built around TasP, PrEP, and increased testing.[i] Considerable progress toward EtE goalshas been made in New York since 2014.
Following in New York State’s footsteps, several other cities, counties, and states in the United States have made similar announcements. NASTAD (National Association of State and Territorial AIDS Directors) tracks and maintains a list of jurisdictions engaged in their own EtE processes, including links to available state, county, and city EtE websites. Click here to be directed to NASTAD’s page of jurisdictional EtE plans:
TAG is pleased to be working with community leaders in several jurisdictions where additional EtE initiatives are being discussed, including the State of Alabama; Jackson, MS; Louisiana; Nashville, TN; and the State of Texas.
The context, planning, and implementation of each EtE initiative can vary tremendously depending on location. In August 2017, TAG and NASTAD cohosted a webinar with leaders in the Houston planning process to discuss progress made and lessons learned. Click on the image below to watch.
[i] New York State Department of Health. Ending the AIDS Epidemic in New York State [Internet]. Revised 2017 May (cited 2017 July 26). https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/aids/ending_the_epidemic/.