Today, SASI and 75 national, regional, state and local organizations called on the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) to expand the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) to add the following critical actions necessary to further reduce HIV infections and to achieve an AIDS-free Generation in the United States:
- Adopt a more effective and nuanced approach to HIV Prevention by ensuring that:
- HIV prevention resources are also targeted to rural and suburban, under-served areas with high HIV diagnosis rates, high death rates, and low survival rates, among people diagnosed with HIV or AIDS;
- HIV prevention efforts in rural and suburban areas are informed by the epidemic profile of each state and tailored geographically by the social and cultural context in each state;
- HIV prevention efforts targeted to rural and suburban areas support and evaluate capacity to provide HIV prevention and care at the state, local and community-based organization levels.
Read SASI’s letter to ONAP here: Organizational Letter to Douglas Brooks, ONAP re NHAS.
Read SASI’s research report here: CDC CBO Funding Paper-One Size Does Not Fit All