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Fulton County continues to face higher rates of HIV infection than some other areas in the country. Although anyone of any socioeconomic status, class, race or ethnicity can acquire this virus, certain groups are more likely to become HIV infected than others: young African-American or Hispanic men who are gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (hereinafter referred to collectively as MSM), and African-American women of all ages.

HIV is a national public health challenge with a national solution. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) for the United States: Updated to 2020 vision states:

The United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic circumstance, will have unrestricted access to high quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination."

A Collaborative National Response:

According to NHAS, by working in the direction of shared national goals and aligning efforts across sectors with the principles and priorities of the Updated Strategy, the Nation can advance toward life-saving HIV goals which include:

  1. Reducing New HIV Infections
  2. Increasing Access to Care and Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV
  3. Reducing HIV-Related Health Disparities and Health Inequities
  4. Achieving a More Coordinated National Response to the HIV crisis
Call to Action

Working together with renewed focus and vigor will advance the vision. Key focus areas for the update of the latest report include HIV testing with linkage to care for those with HIV infection, along with support for retention in care and treatment adherence to ensure that persons living with HIV remain virally suppressed, and for those testing negative but at substantial risk, linkage to PrEP and support for medication adherence. This update is a call to action to many systems: everyone is needed to put this

Fulton County Strategy to End the HIV Epidemic.

To address HIV in Fulton County, the Board of Health’s HIV Prevention Program (HIPP) offers routine, opt-out testing at our Sexual Health Clinic located at 10 Park Place and funds community-based providers to support HIV testing in community settings throughout Fulton County. HIV services are also offered in six of our other clinics and everyone who comes to a Fulton County Health Center for a medical service is offered (but not required to have) an HIV test.

Studies have consistently found that HIV negative persons on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP,  do not become HIV positive, and HIV positive persons who achieve viral suppression (undetectable) live healthy lives and do not infect others.  PrEP is an HIV prevention method in which people who are not infected with HIV take one pill a day, that is prescribed by their doctor to prevent getting HIV.

This is why HIPP concentrates its resources on HIV testing, linkage to care for persons who are diagnosed HIV positive, and linkage to PrEP for those who are HIV negative but are engaging in activities which place them at high risk for HIV infection.

The goal of HIPP is to provide a seamless system of healthcare that ensures that whether someone needs prevention services or HIV care, they can have their needs met. HIPP works in a supportive role to help individuals get connected to treatment and care in Ryan White ( or other care providers. HIPP also maintains a connection with PrEP clinics throughout the Fulton County area to ensure that persons can have their needs met regardless of their location.


  • Free or reduced cost HIV tests
  • Free condoms and demonstrations on proper condom use
  • Linkage to HIV Care
  • Assessment and linkage to PrEP
  • Referrals for treatment at the Sexual Health Clinic
  • Community education and Screenings
  • Mobile Clinic services
  • Prevention partnerships
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