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Epidemiological Overview

HIV Prevention Plan

From the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO) Annual Surveillance Report, 2012, HIV/AIDS in Philadelphia (as of June 2013):

750 HIV cases diagnosed in 2012

19,832 people living with HIV/AIDS at the end of 2012

HIV diagnoses 2008-2012
74% male
26% female

69% Black
14% White
15% Hispanic
1% Asian
<1% Multi-racial
<1% Other/Unknown

Exposure Category
44% heterosexual
42% men who have sex with men (MSM)
9% injection drug use
4% undetermined/other/pediatric
1% MSM/injection drug use

(Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding.)


Download the 2012 Prevention Plan Update.

Developed by the Prevention Community Planning Group (CPG) in partnership with the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO) and other entities. The plan prioritizes HIV prevention services and interventions to reduce HIV infection in Philadelphia, and serves as a resource to orient and provide guidance for community planning members, HIV prevention staff, and other community stakeholders.

HIV Prevention Planning Body

Health Department

The Philadelphia Community Planning Group (CPG) is a diverse group of 20-35 volunteers responsible for reviewing and using key data to establish prevention priorities and developing the Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plan. The CPG reviews available information on high-risk populations and prevention programs, and prioritizes target populations and prevention activities and interventions based on their ability to prevent as many new infections as possible. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO) uses this information to determine funding allocations for prevention activities in Philadelphia. Bylaws.

HIV prevention programs are coordinated by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, AIDS Activities Coordinating Office.

Phone: 215-685-5600

Local Prevention Partners

HIV & STI Testing Sites

The Integrated Resource Inventory for HIV Care & Prevention - Philadelphia lists prevention-focused organizations.

The City of Philadelphia offers sexually transmitted disease (STD) education, partner services, treatment follow-up and free condoms, through the STD Control Program. For information about HIV/STD services or testing, call: 1-800-985-AIDS (2437) or visit the STD Philly website.

Homegrown Interventions

Key Links

Project STARR (Strengthening Trans Adolescents in Risk Reduction)

PALMS Project: Preventing AIDS Through Live Movement and Sound

Philadelphia Community Planning Group

Philadelphia Department of Public Health, AIDS Activities Coordinating Office

Philadelphia Office of HIV Planning

Washington, DC

HIV in the US and Urban America

Data and Surveillance

Expert Links

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