Act Against AIDS: Communications and technical assistance services for multi-sectoral partnerships
Despite the progress public health campaigns have made in the fight against HIV and AIDS, efforts have been less successful for some groups, including African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and men who have sex with men. Compared to Whites, the rate of new infections is higher among African Americans and Hispanics.
Men who have sex with men accounted for 70% of all new infections in 2014. In addition to dealing with the illness, people with HIV still face the added burden of stigma and discrimination. One proven approach to preventing HIV in at-risk communities is through public-private partnerships.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asked Westat to assist its Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention’s (DHAP’s) National Partnerships Team to
- Identify, engage, and mobilize public and private sector partners in HIV/AIDS prevention, including national campaigns and awareness days
- Provide technical assistance and training to partners