The NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) has released the NIH AIDS Executive Committee (NAEC) FY 2019 Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) in the U.S. Report.  

Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) is a government-wide initiative to reduce new HIV infections in the United States by 75 percent by 2025 and by at least 90 percent by 2030. NIH’s role in EHE is to provide the most effective, evidence-based approaches to address the HIV epidemic domestically and to partner with HHS agencies and departments across the government to coordinate efforts and advance these goals.

This report of FY 2019 EHE initiative activities at the NIH serves as a baseline to quantify the initial NIH contribution to EHE and to track future NIH-funded research efforts to the 10-year initiative.

Multiple collaborations in Cook County have had success in securing CFAR supplemental funds as well as direct awards for implementation research that supports EHE. The Third Coast CFAR EHE Scientific Working Group (SWG), led by Inger Burnett-Zeigler, PhD and Gregory Phillips, PhD, has played a key role in generating many of these projects. The national Implementation Science Coordination, Consultation, and Collaboration Initiative, led by Brian Mustanski, PhD and Nanette Benbow, MAS provides technical support to CFAR and ARC EHE supplement projects around the U.S.