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File #: 18-4738    Version: 1 Name: Mecklenburg County HIV Community Prevention Plan
Type: Manager's Report Status: Manager’s Report
File created: 5/22/2018 In control: Health Department
On agenda: 6/5/2018 Final action:
Title: : Mecklenburg County HIV Community Prevention Plan
Attachments: 1. 18-4738 HIV Plan Presentation -6.5.2018.pdf, 2. 18-4738 HIV Full Report.pdf, 3. 18-4738 Hepatitis A Handout.pdf, 4. 18-4738 speaker card.pdf
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Title:

Mecklenburg County HIV Community Prevention Plan

 

 

Summary

ACTION:

Receive an update on the Mecklenburg County HIV Community Prevention Plan

 

 

Staff Contact:                      Gibbie Harris, MSPH, BSN, Health Director

 

 

Presentation:                      Yes                                          

 

 

BACKGROUND/JUSTIFICATION:

Growing concern among community members, Public Health and healthcare providers in Mecklenburg County, as well as recent advances in HIV treatment and prevention interventions (e.g., Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Treatment as Prevention (TasP)) have spurred discussions about the need for more aggressive and comprehensive community-wide approaches to address new HIV infections in Mecklenburg County. In the Fall of 2017, encouraged by the renewed commitment of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH), community members, HIV care providers, educators and members of the faith-based community began a series of planning meetings to re-vitalize and create plans for an aggressive, comprehensive and effective community level approach to lower new HIV infections rates and to improve care for persons living with HIV (PLWH) in Mecklenburg County. The HIV Community Planning Group, comprised of the above participants was convened to construct a Mecklenburg County HIV prevention plan. 

 

 

PROCUREMENT BACKGROUND:

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POLICY IMPACT:

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FISCAL IMPACT:

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