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Ending the HIV Epidemic: Michigan's Initiative
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), in partnership with the Detroit Health Department (DHD), formally began the planning process for the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Initiative in Wayne County in October 2019.
Wayne County is one of 48 jurisdictions prioritized and supported for EHE by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the U.S. Indian Health Service (IHS), the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Office of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Health, and the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
The goal of EHE is to reduce new HIV infections by 75 percent by 2025 and by at least 90 percent by 2030. This goal will be accomplished through the following four objectives:
- Diagnose all people with HIV as early as possible.
- Treat people with HIV rapidly and effectively after diagnosis, achieving sustained viral suppression.
- Prevent new HIV transmissions through proven interventions, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and syringe service programs (SSPs).
- Respond quickly to potential increases in HIV to get needed prevention and treatment services to those who need them.
Creating Michigan's Plan
MDHHS and DHD did the following to develop a comprehensive, five-year plan to achieve the above goal:
- worked alongside statewide HIV planning bodies, including the Michigan HIV/AIDS Council (MHAC) and the Southeastern Michigan HIV/AIDS Council (SEMHAC);
- established a community planning group to guide the planning process;
- produced an epidemiologic profile and situational analysis for the Detroit Metro Area;
- hosted focus groups for local providers and community members to obtain deeper insights to develop a more comprehensive plan; and
- pulled the fruits of those efforts together to draft a detailed, five-year plan designed to EHE in Wayne County.
Read the final plan: Ending the HIV Epidemic in Wayne County 2020-2025 Strategic Plan
MDHHS would like to acknowledge and thank our community planning group, SEMHAC, MHAC, DHD, and Public Sector Consultants for their help in developing MDHHS' EHE Plan for Wayne County.
How You Can Help
To learn more about Michigan's initiative and how you can help, contact the End the HIV Epidemic Unit at 517-896-5334 or SandersK7@michigan.gov.
- America's HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard (AHEAD) (graphically visualizes data on the six indicators used to track progress towards ending the HIV epidemic in America)
- AHEAD Marketing Toolkit (contains sample social media posts, social media graphics, a one-page fact sheet, and other materials)
If you would like to request data regarding Michigan's Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative or additional aggregate outcome data on people with HIV or affected by STIs in Michigan that is not available on the Data & Statistics page, please use SHOARS to submit a data request.
For detailed instructions on how to register for SHOARS and submit a data request, visit: Michigan.gov/SHOARS. If there are any questions or concerns regarding this process, reach out to MDHHS-SHOARS-SUPPORT@michigan.gov.