Nevada and the Nation
According to AIDSVu, an interactive online map illustrating HIV prevalence in the United States, the number of people living with diagnosed HIV living in Nevada in 2014 was 8,405. In 2015, there were 485 new HIV diagnoses The Centers for Disease Control states that Nevada ranked 24th in the nation for number of HIV diagnoses in 2013.
This map from AIDSVu highlights the counties in Nevada with highest HIV prevalence.
For more information on state- and county-level HIV/AIDS data, visit AIDSVu.
Our Mission and Vision
Guided by the principles of public health and social justice, our mission is to promote health and reduce both the impact and incidence of HIV/AIDS by working in partnership with other agencies and diverse community groups.
HIV Prevention Services
HIV Prevention Program staff coordinates its efforts in collaboration with the local health districts, HIV Prevention Planning Groups, HIV-infected and affected communities, state and local HIV prevention providers, and other concerned and committed citizens to improve HIV Prevention service delivery in Nevada.
• The HIV Prevention planning process supports a broad-based participation
• HIV Prevention needs are adequately identified in each jurisdiction
• Resources target those at greatest need and interventions set forth in its Jurisdictional HIV Prevention Plan
During the State of the Union Address, the President
reported that the HIV epidemic in the United States would be eliminated within
10 years. For the first time ever, we have evidence-based tools in HIV
treatment and prevention that are so effective, we can end the epidemic. By focusing on the biomedical, social, and
psychological models, we can eliminate new HIV infections, eliminate HIV
related deaths, and eliminate HIV related stigma. The HIV Prevention Program and
the Ryan White Program are guided by the principles of public health and social
equity. They are driven by the mission to promote health and reduce both both
impact and incidence of HIV/AIDS by working in partnership with other agencies
and diverse community groups. Together we can get to zero – Zero New
Infections, Zero New Deaths, Zero HIV
Nevada has multiple initiatives to End HIV Nevada: