National HIV/AIDS Strategy (2022-2025)
New: NHAS 2023 Interim Action Report
The White House published the National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2023 Interim Action Report (PDF 387 KB) on December 1, 2023, highlighting actions taken by federal partners during FY22 and FY23 to move the nation closer to reaching the four goals laid out in the Strategy.
What Is the National HIV/AIDS Strategy?
The National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States (2022–2025) was published in December 2021 and provides stakeholders across the nation with a roadmap to accelerate efforts to end the HIV epidemic in the country by 2030.
The Strategy reflects President Biden’s commitment to re-energize and strengthen a whole-of-society response to the epidemic while supporting people with HIV and reducing HIV-associated morbidity and mortality.
The White House’s Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), part of the Domestic Policy Council, facilitated development of and published the Strategy, which builds on the 2021 HIV National Strategic Plan and the two prior National HIV/AIDS Strategies (2010, 2015).
Key Elements of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
The Strategy articulates a clear vision to guide the nation’s response to HIV:
The Strategy sets bold targets for ending the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030, including a 75% reduction in new HIV infections by 2025 and a 90% reduction by 2030. To guide the nation toward realizing the vision, the Strategy focuses on four goals:
- Prevent new HIV infections.
- Improve HIV-related health outcomes of people with HIV.
- Reduce HIV-related disparities and health inequities.
- Achieve integrated, coordinated efforts that address the HIV epidemic among all partners and stakeholders.
Objectives & Strategies
For stakeholders across the nation, the Strategy details 21 objectives and 78 strategies for federal and nonfederal stakeholders to implement to achieve the goals.
The Strategy designates five priority populations disproportionately impacted by HIV so that federal agencies and other stakeholders can focus efforts and resources to achieve the greatest impact. The populations are:
- gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, in particular Black, Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native men;
- Black women;
- transgender women;
- youth aged 13–24 years; and
- people who inject drugs.
Indicators of Progress
To monitor national progress toward its goals, the Strategy
- identifies eight core indicators,
- establishes a disparity indicator stratified by the priority populations to measure progress toward reducing significant HIV-related disparities, and
- incorporates five indicators focused on quality of life among people with HIV.
View the NHAS At-a-Glance that summarizes the goals, objectives, strategies, and indicators of progress.
How Was the Strategy Developed?
ONAP developed the current Strategy in the latter half of 2021, informed by significant input from community stakeholders, including people living with HIV, and supported by federal partners from nine federal Departments whose programs, policies, services, or activities contribute to our national response to HIV. The Strategy builds on the progress achieved and lessons learned from the prior national strategies and seeks to leverage new tools and opportunities to address the challenges that remain.
- Read blog posts related to the NHAS.
- View a video of the NHAS release at the 2021 White House World AIDS Day event.
- Read remarks by President Biden to Commemorate 2021 World AIDS Day, Launch the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and Kick Off the Global Fund Replenishment Process.
- Read HHS Secretary Becerra’s remarks at the 2021 White House World AIDS Day event where the NHAS was released.
- Download a White House fact sheet: The Biden-Harris Administration Marks World AIDS Day 2021 With Renewed Commitments to Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic by 2030.
- Read a roundup of news coverage highlights about President Biden commemorating World AIDS Day and launching the new National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
- View HIV.gov’s webinar on how to use the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.