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Epidemiological Overview

HIV Prevention Plan

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The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) Comprehensive Plan incorporates strategies to expand collaboration both within and outside the health department. By reorganizing HIV/STD services within the Bureau, BCHD seeks to enhance prevention and treatment, promote collaboration through community partnerships, reduce structural barriers to testing and care, undertake policy initiatives that can further reach the most at-risk populations, and increase access to BCHD’s key services for the neediest populations.

HIV Prevention Planning Body

Health Department

Formerly the Baltimore City Commission on HIV/AIDS (2002), the Baltimore City HIV Planning Group and Commission (HPG) is the official HIV prevention planning body for the City of Baltimore. The restructured and repurposed HPG was sworn in on November 5, 2014 by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

The HPG is composed of key stakeholders directly involved in the continuum of HIV care, including representatives from charitable foundations, business, faith and recovery communities, community-based organizations, universities, the criminal justice system, HIV infected/affected persons, physicians, and prevention, treatment, and mental health providers. In alignment with the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the HPG is entrusted with providing guidance on HIV prevention activities for the City.

HIV prevention programs are coordinated by the Baltimore City Health Department HIV/STD Servies Bureau.

Local Prevention Partners

HIV & STI Testing Sites

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The Baltimore City Health Department operates two STD clinics as well as community activities throughout Baltimore.

Homegrown Interventions

Key Links

Status Update provides up-to-date information on HIV, STDs, and other health issues focused on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) community and their friends in Baltimore. African American gay, bisexual and transgender youth are disproportionately affected by HIV and other STDs. Addressing stigma, health disparities, socioeconomic issues and disenfranchisement from family and society are key to promoting positive health outcomes in our community.

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Washington, DC

HIV in the US and Urban America

Data and Surveillance

Expert Links

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