On May 28, 2021, the White House published President Biden’s Budget of the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2022 (October 1, 2021-September 30, 2022), which includes a request for $670 million for continued implementation of the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. initiative. A section on investing in public health infrastructure highlights the funding request for the EHE initiative:
Commits to Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic. To help accelerate and strengthen efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, the Budget includes $670 million within HHS to help aggressively reduce new HIV cases while increasing access to treatment, expanding the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis, also known as PrEP, and ensuring equitable access to services and supports.
Details of the $670 million proposed for the EHE initiative are provided in the FY2022 Budget in Brief for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, also published on May 28, 2021.EHE is highlighted in the budget overview discussion early in the document:
“The budget provides $670 million across HHS to continue efforts to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by working closely with communities where HIV transmission occurs most frequently to implement effective prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies, and to address the disproportionate impact of HIV and Hepatitis C infections in Tribal communities. HHS programs have already made major progress in combating this epidemic. HRSA ensures equitable access to services and supports for low-income people with HIV through Health Centers as well as the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. In 2019, 88.1 percent of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients were virally suppressed, a record level that exceeds the national average of 64.7 percent. HHS will build on this work to end the epidemic once and for all.”
The budget proposes the following amounts (in millions) by HHS agency for EHE in FY22:
|CDC-support to 57 focus jurisdictions||$275.00|
|HRSA-Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program||$190.00|
Congress will now consider this request as it completes the annual federal budget appropriations process.
Read more about funding for the EHE initiative.