HIV Elimination

Start Date:  January 2020
Funding Amount:  To be determined
End Date:  December 2026
Funding Source: Grants

Description of Initiative:
Fulton County is committed to preventing new cases of HIV and ensuring that those who are currently living with HIV in our community have access to care. Fulton County's efforts to end new cases of HIV is carried out through the Department of HIV Elimination (formerly Office of Ryan White), the Fulton County Board of Health, and care provided at the Fulton County Jail, as well as services delivered by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and our partnership with Grady Hospital.In addition, the Board of Commissioners established the Fulton County HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Policy Advisory Committee, which brings together community leaders to serve as advisors to the Board of Commissioners on matters related to HIV/AIDS prevention and care.
What we are trying to Accomplish:
The department is planning for the start-up of a new program beginning in 2020 as part of the US Government’s “Ending the Epidemic: A Plan for America”. This initiative will bring additional resources to support the department’s work in Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb and Gwinnett Counties to reduce the number of new HIV cases.  
The Department of HIV Elimination is also bringing together individuals and organizations from across the region to develop a plan to meet community needs, building upon the work of Fulton County's HIV Task Force and the Metropolitan Atlanta HIV Health Services Planning Council.
Gantt Chart of Major Milestones: