The survey and report are the results of a collaborative effort dedicated to helping the District of Columbia prevent HIV and improve the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS. The DC Department of Health, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and Tuberculosis Administration (HAHSTA) spearheaded this effort, providing guidance and direction throughout the development of the survey. The survey and report are a testament to HAHSTA’s daily commitment and work to educate, prevent, and protect DC residents from HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB.
In 2015 Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Health partnered with DC Appleseed and the Washington AIDS Partnership to implement the 90/90/90/50 plan. The plan outlines three targets: "90% of District residents will know their HIV status, 90% of District residents living with HIV will be in sustained treatment, and 90% of those in treatment will reach viral suppression." According to the DC Department of Health, implementing the plan will result in a 50% reduction of new HIV cases by 2020.
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The Fast-Track Cities Initiative is a global partnership between UNAIDS, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), and the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC). The core technical partner is IAPAC, whose responsibility is working with Fast-Track Cities to develop, orient, and strengthen city-specific implementation plans to attain the HIV/AIDS 90/90/90 and discrimination and stigma targets.
On December 1, 2015 Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Fast-Track Cities Initiative.
The report outlines the effectiveness of the DC Takes on HIV, Ask for the Test and Rubber Revolution campaigns and document success in achieving campaign objectives. The report reveals that the campaigns have been effective at reaching DC residents, especially those most impacted by HIV/AIDS. The campaigns have played a part in people receiving and acting on information to get tested for HIV, get access to free condoms, and to protect themselves and their partners. Most notably, Ask for the Test prompted a significant number of residents to be proactive about HIV testing and Rubber Revolution increased use of condoms among DC residents. In addition, the campaigns have contributed to a dramatic reduction in new HIV cases and an increase in treatment access and enrollment for residents living with HIV/AIDS.
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