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HIV/AIDS in Allegheny County (data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health)

2830
PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV (2015)

145
NEW HIV DIAGNOSES (2015)

57
NEW AIDS CASES (2015)

WHAT IS AIDS FREE PITTSBURGH?

AIDS Free Pittsburgh (AFP) is a public health movement to end the AIDS epidemic in Allegheny County by 2020. AIDS Free Pittsburgh is a collaborative initiative comprised of government agencies, healthcare institutions, and community-based organizations that strive to support and improve the care of people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as high-risk negative communities. AIDS Free Pittsburgh does not provide services directly, but rather works to raise awareness and build collaboration among community stakeholders. The AIDS Free Pittsburgh initiative was officially launched on December 1, 2015 following similar efforts in San Francisco, New York State and Washington State. Allegheny County is the second county in the United States to take on this challenge.

Check out the 2016 AIDS Free Pittsburgh Annual Report!

OUR STRATEGIES

  • 1. Normalize HIV Testing: increase the rate of routine screening for HIV/AIDS in medical settings in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Preventive Services Task Force guidelines
  • 2. Increase Access to PrEP: enhance the community response network by establishing prevention strategies including PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), to protect those at highest risk for contracting HIV/AIDS
  • 3. Improve Linkage to Care: use established relationships within the medical community to ensure that HIV positive people are quickly linked to high-quality care, facilitating faster treatment for those who need it
  • OUR PARTNERS

    AIDS Free Pittsburgh Advisory Group