O'Neill Institute | May 9, 2021Read the Publication
This Quick Take document discusses how federal discretionary HIV programs contribute to the HIV response in the United States and how increasing funding for these programs is essential. Federal discretionary funding, however, has never been sufficient to meet the needs of all communities heavily impacted by HIV. The Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Initiative provided the first substantial increase in federal discretionary HIV funding in decades, but current funding still may be insufficient to meet the EHE goal of reducing the number of new HIV transmissions by 90% by 2030. The document also notes that more people will be living and aging with HIV and that the need for prevention services will grow. The United States must maintain its commitment to funding a mix of prevention, care, research, and social services to sustain HIV successes.