Four Goals Will Make Our Vision a Reality
Reduce transmission and acquisition
Increase viral suppression
Achieving and maintaining a suppressed viral load (less than 200 copies per ml of blood) prevents HIV transmission. This is Treatment as Prevention (TasP). For people living with HIV (PLWH), this changes what it means to live with HIV and can remove the fear that many PLWH have about transmitting HIV to others.
Eliminate health disparities
Some people are more likely to be affected by HIV because they are part of a group that does not have access to the same resources as others. No one should be denied the possibility of being healthy because of their identity. Ending the HIV epidemic involves creating new pathways for people who historically have been disenfranchised because of systemic racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia.
Cultivate a stigma-free climate
Stigma is a social norm that is reinforced by societal messages, the language we use,and the way we interact. We can cultivate a stigma-free climate through awareness and understanding of specific issues, empowering communities, promoting inclusive language and messages, and creating equitable systems.