On February 5, 2019, President Trump announced in his State of the Union address the launch of an ambitious campaign, “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for the United States”, which will aim to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030. Plans are actively in development to accelerate diagnosis, treatment, and prevention—including a dramatic increase in the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PreP) —in 48 counties, rural communities in 7 states that have a disproportionate occurrence of HIV, Washington, D.C., and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Together, these areas account for more than half of all new HIV diagnoses in 2016 and 2017. A budget request for year 1 in the amount of $291 million has gone forward to Congress, and the operational kick-off for programs is set for early 2020.
Please join the CSIS Global Health Policy Center for a discussion with the two main architects of this strategy—Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, at the National Institutes of Health and Dr. Robert R. Redfield, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Fauci and Dr. Redfield will describe how this strategy first came to fruition and share the details of this 10-year plan, including expectations around financing and coordination, outreach to marginalized communities, and addressing a variety of implementation challenges.
This event will feature opening remarks by Sara M. Allinder, CSIS Global Health Policy Center Executive Director and Senior Fellow, and presentations from Dr. Fauci and Dr. Redfield, followed by a conversation moderated by J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center.
This event is made possible by the general support to CSIS.