HIV Prevention

overview

NASTAD’s HIV Prevention program supports state and local health department HIV programs by facilitating active communication, consultation, technical assistance, and problem solving across federal, state, and local stakeholders in all 50 states, local jurisdictions eligible for direct funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Pacific Islands. NASTAD leverages this vast network to identify state, local, and global expertise in HIV prevention and bring it to bear through widespread dissemination of best practices, peer-based technical assistance efforts, and consultations with federal partners. The key focus of these activities is to accelerate the adoption of strategies, policies, and programs that will optimize outcomes of state, territorial and local health department programs around decreased HIV incidence, increased use of prevention tool, HIV testing and linkage to care, retention, re-engagement in care, and viral suppression, with the ultimate goal of ending the epidemic.