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HIV/AIDS in Allegheny County (2019 data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health)

3331
PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV

94
NEW HIV CASES

33
NEW AIDS CASES

WHAT IS AIDS FREE PITTSBURGH?

AIDS Free Pittsburgh (AFP) is a public health movement to end the AIDS epidemic in Allegheny County by 2020. AIDS Free Pittsburgh is a collaborative initiative comprised of government agencies, healthcare institutions, and community-based organizations that strive to support and improve the care of people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as communities most at-risk for HIV. AIDS Free Pittsburgh does not provide services directly, but rather works to raise awareness and build collaboration among community stakeholders. The AIDS Free Pittsburgh initiative was officially launched on December 1, 2015 following similar efforts in San Francisco, New York State and Washington State. Allegheny County is the second county in the United States to take on this challenge.

OUR STRATEGIES

  • 1. Normalize HIV Testing: increase the rate of routine screening for HIV/AIDS in medical settings in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Preventive Services Task Force guidelines
  • 2. Increase Access to PrEP: increase awareness of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in the community and build capacity for healthcare providers to identify eligible patients and prescribe PrEP
  • 3. Improve Linkage to Care: use established relationships within the medical community to ensure that people diagnosed with HIV are quickly linked to high-quality care, facilitating faster treatment for those who need it
  • OUR PARTNERS

    AIDS Free Pittsburgh Advisory Group