California Hits HIV Goal 6 Years Early
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a report indicating that 91 percent of Californians living with HIV in 2014 had been diagnosed, beating the federal goal 6 years early.
The National HIV/AIDS Strategy has a goal to ensure that 90 percent of people living with HIV are diagnosed by 2020. The Strategy was developed by the White House to guide a collective national response to the HIV epidemic in 2010 and was updated in 2015. (Remember, it’s when I visited The White House.)
CDPH data released today indicate that 91 percent of Californians living with HIV in 2014 had been diagnosed. California reaches this benchmark six years ahead of the timeframe set by the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
“We’ve come a long way in our ability to prevent and treat HIV in the 35 years since the epidemic began,” said Dr. Smith, CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer. “I’m proud of the work we’ve done across the Golden State to meet and surpass this key indicator, which will help us improve viral suppression rates and reduce new HIV infections.”
“I’m proud of the work we’ve done across the Golden State…”
And [imstilljosh] is too!