Ending the HIV Epidemic

As part of our technical assistance work, it is important that UCHAPS continuously share lessons learned, disseminate information about how to replicate success stories, build capacity, and raise awareness about the services and products that it offers to health departments and community organizations in an effort to end the epidemic. The video series below focuses on tools and resources to end the HIV epidemic.

Ending the Epidemic: Leading with Community

As health departments and community-based partners mobilize to develop and implement Ending the Epidemic plans, it is critical to continually highlight the importance of meaningful engagement with community.

To facilitate this, UCHAPS hosted a roundtable discussion session, Ending the Epidemic: Leading with Community. Featuring community members from across UCHAPS jurisdictions, this session covered lessons learned and best practices for engaging stakeholders within communities and collaborating to develop and implement prevention and care plans.

 
 

Mathematical modeling

Mathematical models utilize public health data to create multiple simulated scenarios to test theories of prevention and treatment. These models can be used to plan, implement and support the comprehensive and integrated HIV surveillance and prevention programs of health departments and community organizations nationwide to prevent new HIV infections, improve health outcomes, and achieve and sustain viral suppression for PLWH.

Led by Johns Hopkins School of Public Health doctoral candidates Forrest Jones and Jowanna Malone, UCHAPS hosted a live Q&A session on how to integrate and operationalize mathematical models in ending the epidemic plans and efforts.

For other mathematical modeling resources, please visit the UCHAPS Resource Center.

 
 

Expanding Youth Access to PrEP 

Ines Tamajong, UCHAPS staff trainer, facilitated a Facebook Live interview with Adrian Guzman, the Director of Policy and External Affairs at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he shared the regulatory changes his department implemented to expand access to PrEP and ensure rapid start and durable viral suppression. During this session, we discussed the three priorities of NYC’s ETE Plan, regulatory changes to expand youth access to PrEP, and the rebranding of health clinics and staff training.

 
 

Engaging Women in PrEP

UCHAPS knows that PrEP is a valuable tool that women can use to take control of their sexual health and is committed to raising awareness among women about PrEP. Join UCHAPS for an in-person community discussion with local public health leaders in Washington, DC on the unique issues surrounding women and PrEP and the local HIV epidemic, challenges community agencies face in implementing PrEP, and possible technical assistance needs. 

 
 

Molecular HIV Surveillance

Did you know that molecular HIV surveillance (MHS) is the collection of HIV genetic data used to support local and state health departments in monitoring trends in HIV transmission and drug resistance? Learn more about MHS and how health departments and CDC use this data to guide HIV prevention efforts.

During this webinar, speakers from UCHAPS and the CDC will discuss the public health model for MHS, debunk myths about MHS, and identify benefits of MHS. Presentations will be followed by Q&A.

To view other MHS resources, please visit our MHS Resource Center.

 
 

 These resources for ending the epidemic were developed with generous support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Gilead, and Magellan Health.