It is with pleasure that I share the inaugural Annual Report from the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), Accelerating Progress, Investing for Impact. This report provides an overview of some of the HIV prevention activities conducted and supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during late 2010 to the end of 2011.
For DHAP and the broader HIV prevention community, significant milestones were reached in not only how we think about the epidemic, but also in progress made towards reaching the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and ultimately ending the spread of HIV. The achievements chronicled in the Annual Report are made possible by the extraordinary commitment of our partners on the front lines of the HIV epidemic – CDC staff and scientists, health departments, community-based organizations, people living with HIV, researchers, health care providers, and many more. Thank you for your contribution, including those that provided photos, interviews and feedback as we developed this report. I am grateful to, and inspired by, you and the amazing people and organizations we all work with daily.
Together, we have much to be proud of over this past year. I hope that you enjoy this publication and share your feedback with us. As we reflect on the accomplishments of the past year, may it bring us continued motivation to accelerate progress and invest for long-term impact. This is a time of real advancement and new hope in the fight against HIV infection in the United States. I look forward to our continued collaboration as we move forward together.
Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH
Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention,
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
HIV Strategy and Planning
DHAP Strategic Plan
DHAP's Strategic Plan 2011-2015 (the Plan) focuses on all aspects of the Division’s work and will serve as a blueprint for operations as DHAP works to align its activities and resources with the national priorities for HIV prevention in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. It builds on recommendation made at the April 2009 External Peer Review of DHAP Surveillance, Research, and HIV Prevention Programs, embodying DHAP’s commitment to high-impact prevention using scalable, cost-effective interventions with demonstrated potential to reduce new infections, in the right populations, to yield a major impact on the epidemic.
Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning
The Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) Project is a 3-year demonstration project funded by CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) for the 12 municipalities with the highest number of people living with AIDS in the United States. As part of the response to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), the ECHPP project supports the 12 Cities Project which is directed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). These two projects directly support NHAS goals by improving program planning and implementation to:
- Reduce new HIV infections
- Link people with HIV to care and treatment and improve health outcomes,
- Reduce HIV-related health disparities, and
- Achieve a more coordinated national response to the HIV epidemic in the United States.
Lessons learned from ECHPP will inform how CDC can best work with health departments, other US government agencies and communities to reach the NHAS goals across the country.