September 6, 2018

Community Input on Updating National HIV/AIDS Strategy and National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan to Begin at U.S. Conference on AIDS

Covers of the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020.
The current National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan (NVHAP) both expire in 2020. At the U.S. Conference on AIDS this week, the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) will begin gathering stakeholder feedback to inform the updates to both plans.

These strategies are important national frameworks designed to:

  • facilitate collaboration across sectors and engage diverse stakeholders,
  • reduce new infections and improve health outcomes for those living with HIV and/or viral hepatitis, and
  • put the United States on a path to elimination of HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.

Scientific advances, the evolution of the health care system, emerging strategies for effective prevention and improved health outcomes, and ongoing and emerging challenges such as the opioid crisis have created imperatives and opportunities to renew, revise, and extend these plans which are designed to move us, as a nation together, toward the goal of ending both diseases as public health threats in the United States.

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