In June 2017, the O’Neill Institute established an HIV Prevention Project to understand what is working in HIV prevention, identify issues and opportunities for progress, and describe future directions for HIV prevention. The goal of the project is to engage with federal, state, and local policy and program staff, people living with HIV, researchers and others to explore these issues and describe a vision for future progress. This project is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Gilead Sciences.
Through this project, we will explore three distinct, but related issues: (1) future directions of high impact prevention, (2) exploring interventional surveillance, and (3) addressing HIV prevention among Latino Gay and Bisexual men. The project includes consultation meetings with a broad range of stakeholders and will result in a series of short, policy-relevant issue briefs that documents our national progress and describe issues in ways that can lead to legislative or administration action. The first brief is being developed independently of, but informed by an expert consultation held in Washington, DC in July 2017 and will be released later this year to educate policy makers and inform deliberations related to the federal budget process.
Federal Investments Are Saving Lives and Strengthening Communities
At a time when many policy makers are asking fundamental questions about the impact of public investments on various programs, this issue brief examines the dynamic nature of the HIV epidemic in the United States to assess what our country has accomplished, where things stand, and where continued federal leadership and funding are needed to keep reducing the size and scope of the HIV epidemic.
HIV Prevention in the United States: Federal Investments are Saving Lives and Strengthening Communities