Hurricanes and flooding can disrupt access to medications and healthcare providers. If you are evacuating take a 10-14 day supply of your HIV treatment or prevention medication with you.
Read: HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergencies in NC and SC Due to Hurricane Florence.
September is National Preparedness Month. Learn more about disaster preparedness plans.
National Gay Men’s HIV Awareness Day (September 27) calls attention to the impact of HIV in this population. Learn how you can be involved, watch these stories, and share the HIV testing sites and care services locator.
The current National HIV/AIDS Strategy and National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan both expire in 2020. HHS has begun gathering stakeholder feedback to inform updates to each plan.
The Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) identifies best practices for HIV prevention, care, and treatment for minorities in the U.S, by facilitating integration, transformation, and collaboration. SMAIF supports HIV.gov as well as other vital work.
Follow the HIV.gov blog for more about projects that SMAIF supports.
- Read how HHS agencies are collaborating to update messages.
- View a NIAID Now blog post on how research studies have shown that people living with HIV who take HIV medication daily as prescribed and achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load have effectively no risk of sexually transmitting HIV to their HIV-negative partners.