PLWH—People Living With HIV
HSDA—HIV Service Delivery Area (based on HIV Care & Treatment funding)
Mode of Exposure—How a person acquired HIV—a person’s biological sex (i.e. sex assigned at birth) is used to determine mode of exposure
Male-Male Sexual Contact—HIV acquisition most likely occurred due to sexual contact between two men
Injection Drug Use—HIV acquisition most likely occurred due to injection drug use
Male-Female Sexual Contact—HIV acquisition most likely occurred due to sexual contact between a man and a woman.
Priority Populations—Populations who are disparately and disproportionately impacted by HIV
Latinx—a gender neutral term used in place of Latino or Latina
Latino MSM—Latino Gay, Bisexual and other cisgender Men who have Sex with Men
White MSM—White Gay, Bisexual and other cisgender Men who have Sex with Men
Black MSM—Black Gay, Bisexual and other cisgender Men who have Sex with Men
Black Women—Black cisgender Women who have sex with men
Transgender People –includes both transgender men and transgender women. A significant
majority of Transgender PLWH are transgender women.
Latina Women—Latina cisgender Women who have sex with men
PWID—People Who Inject Drugs
PrEP—Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis—HIV Prevention Medication
nPEP—non-occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
Behavioral Interventions—interventions designed to reduce behaviors that make people more vulnerable to acquiring HIV. These can include individual, group and community level interventions.
Retention in Care—2 contacts with the care system, at least 3 months apart in the calendar year (contacts include a visit with a medical provider, HIV lab work, or and ART prescription)
Viral Suppression—a viral load <= 200 copies/ml
In-Care Viral Suppression—Viral Suppression among PLWH who have achieved Retention in Care