Fulton County Joins Fast-Track Cities Initiative to Reduce New HIV Infections
ATLANTA – On the occasion of the AIDSfree Cities: Global Forum in London, hosted by the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the U.K. Department of Health and Social Care and Department for International Development, today the Chairman of the Fulton County, Georgia Board of Commissioners, Robb Pitts, signed the Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities Ending the AIDS Epidemic, joining the city of Atlanta in a joint effort to reduce the rate of new HIV infections in the capital and eliminate discrimination and stigma associated with the disease.
By joining the Fast-Track Cities, Fulton County and the City of Atlanta also demonstrate the importance of working together in addressing an epidemic that recognizes no political boundaries. This partnership is critical to providing a comprehensive and coordinated effort to reducing the impact of HIV in Atlanta since health care services are provided by the Fulton County Board of Health and housing services are provided by the city.
The HIV Care Continuum is a model which shows the stages of medical care that people living with HIV go through from the time they find out they have the disease to receiving optimal treatment including antiretroviral therapy (ART) and viral suppression. Below is the Ryan White Care Continuum using 2015 data.
Covering 20 counties
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-87) via grant H89HA00007. This document was funded with 100% governmental sources. The information or content and conclusions are those of the Fulton County (Atlanta EMA) Ryan White Part A Program and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
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