HIV Prevention Branch
The HIV Prevention Branch partners with local health departments and community service providers to protect and promote the health of people living with and at risk for HIV. The HIV Prevention Branch goals are to 1) reduce new HIV infections in California; 2) increase access to care and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV; 3) reduce health disparities and inequities in HIV prevention and care; and 4) achieve a more coordinated statewide response to the HIV epidemic.
The California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS (CDPH/OA) has released its guidance,, Strengthening Our Foundation through Integration: 2019 Guide to HIV Prevention and Surveillance, to local health jurisdictions (LHJs) for implementing HIV prevention and surveillance efforts under the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funding opportunity, PS18-1802. The CDC's PS18-1802 funding opportunity integrates HIV prevention and surveillance under one grant for the first time and funds a series activities with the goal of utilizing surveillance data/activities to inform prevention activities in order to reach populations at most risk for acquiring HIV, increase access to care and improve health outcomes.
The HIV Prevention Branch works towards the goals under PS18-1802 by administering strategies from CDPH/OA's Getting to Zero plan: Laying the Foundation For Getting to Zero: California's Integrated HIV Surveillance, Prevention, and Care Plan.