We need your help to end the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics and significantly reduce the incidence of STDs!
Since 2014, several cities, counties, and states have announced Ending the Epidemic plans to end the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics and address the growing epidemic of STDs. Unlike other plans drafted primarily by and for public health officials, these Ending the Epidemic plans were developed and implemented with leadership from all impacted communities.
It is time for California to develop its own Ending the Epidemic plan! The California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Centers, together with viral hepatitis and STD organizations, have launched a community-driven effort to inform development of a statewide plan to end the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics and significantly reduce the incidence of STDs. What makes this initiative unique – in addition to community leadership – is its ambitious goal of addressing the epidemics of HIV, hepatitis C, and STDs at the same time.
We are seeking broad community input and recommendations on key Ending the Epidemic strategies, especially activities that would be considered game-changers. Game-changer activities may include new policies and programs, changes to existing policies and programs, or other efforts that would help dramatically reduce the incidence of HIV, hepatitis C, and STDs. These recommendations will help inform the development and implementation of a statewide Ending the Epidemic plan.
We want your input! Please complete the Ending the Epidemics community survey here. We highly encourage you to share this information with your networks.