HIV

Since the first people were identified with what would be later called HIV in June 1981, the United States has made great strides in responding to the HIV epidemic. But HIV still poses a risk to public health, especially among people of color and men who have sex with men. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV, and 50,000 new infections are identified each year.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, JSI has been committed to the fight against HIV, and is dedicated to helping achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Through our work with federal partners, JSI supports the delivery, coordination, evaluation, and improvement of HIV services across the U.S. In collaboration with state and local health departments, community-based organizations, and consumers, JSI helps ensure that services address the needs of people at risk for or living with HIV, while reducing or eliminating disparities in access to care and health outcomes. We use – and help clients use – cutting-edge technology, new media strategies, and other innovative techniques to deliver high-quality services.

Reducing New HIV Infections:
JSI helps organizations implement cost-effective, scalable HIV prevention interventions and strategies, and gather and assess data to evaluate their effectiveness. JSI is helping federal and local partners prioritize and use newer prevention approaches – such as improved adherence for people living with HIV and innovative strategies for populations at substantial risk for HIV infection, such as PrEP – to prevent new HIV infections.

Improving Access to Care and Quality of Life for People Living with HIV (PLWH): JSI assists organizations to assess and respond to the complex care and services needs of PLWH, and to develop the data systems and capacity to monitor, evaluate, and improve the quality of the clinical and support services they provide.

Improving Coordination: JSI builds clients’ capacity to deliver cost-effective, coordinated HIV prevention and care services. We also conduct research, policy studies, evaluations, and planning activities to help federal, state, and local organizations plan and coordinate HIV activities.

Our work in HIV goes beyound the United States to around the Globe, reducing new HIV infections, increasing access to continuous treatment and services, addressing stigma and discrimination, and reducing health inequities.

In all of our HIV work, JSI is committed to the active participation of those living with and at risk for HIV. We also are committed to building the capacity of the organizations serving those PLWH. Learn more about our work with key populations and the HIV resources and products developed from our projects, such as fact sheets, success stories and more.

Highlights

PROJECT
View details: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Outcomes within the Context of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Outcomes within the Context of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

JSI's most recent work with the RWHAP program will be to evaluate the impact of coverage obtained through the Affordable Care Act and RWHAP service use post-ACA on client health outcomes.

FEATURE
View details: A paradigm shift in HIV testing; New England

A paradigm shift in HIV testing; New England

JSI helps New England medical clinics implement systems of rapid and routine HIV testing for all sexually active patients, and trains medical personnel on how to deliver positive results and refer HIV-positive patients for specialized care.

PROJECT
View details: National Resource Center for Adolescent HIV Prevention

National Resource Center for Adolescent HIV Prevention

The goal of the National Resource Center is to improve access to practical evidence-based and emerging HIV and AIDS prevention resources that build the professional capacity of people who work with youth who are at risk for HIV.

FEATURE
View details: Providing services that support the shifting national HIV strategy; United States of America

Providing services that support the shifting national HIV strategy; United States of America

The goals of the new, comprehensive national HIV/AIDS strategy align with JSI's ongoing work to reduce new HIV infections, increase access to treatment and counseling, and reduce HIV-related health disparities among Americans.

PROJECT
View details: Capacity Building Assistance for High-Impact HIV Prevention to Community-Based Organizations in the U.S. | CBA@JSI

Capacity Building Assistance for High-Impact HIV Prevention to Community-Based Organizations in the U.S. | CBA@JSI

JSI works with CDC to provide capacity-building assistance to community-based organizations across the U.S. to support CDC’s high-impact approach to HIV prevention for populations who need it most.

PROJECT
View details: Ryan White Affordable Care Enrollment (ACE) Technical Assistance (TA) Center

Ryan White Affordable Care Enrollment (ACE) Technical Assistance (TA) Center

Learn how the ACE TA Center helps Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) grantees and providers enroll diverse clients, especially people of color, in health coverage.

PROJECT
View details: HIV RAMP - Optimizing HIV Prevention Resources through Modeling

HIV RAMP - Optimizing HIV Prevention Resources through Modeling

CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention has developed a tool for state and local health departments (HDs) to guide resource allocation for HIV prevention funds. JSI piloted the HIV Resource Allocation Modeling Project in three HDs in the U.S.

PROJECT
View details: ABCD Entre Nosotras II (Between Us) Program Evaluation

ABCD Entre Nosotras II (Between Us) Program Evaluation

JSI designed and implemented the program evaluation for Entre Nosotras, a peer-led intervention to reduce the inequitable impact of HIV, hepatitis, and substance abuse on young-adult African-American and Latina women in Boston.

PROJECT
View details: Training and TA for Prevention with Positives

Training and TA for Prevention with Positives

JSI is producing "Every Dose, Every Day" a web-based program to inform clinical providers and community partners about five HIV medication adherence strategies, as part of national goal to reduce HIV-related health disparities.

PROJECT
View details: Evaluating The 12 Cities Project

Evaluating The 12 Cities Project

The 12 Cities Project asked the dozen cities in the US with the highest AIDS prevalence improve collaboration and integration of federal funding for HIV prevention, care and treatment. JSI then assessed whether the project accomplished its goals.

PROJECT
View details: Epidemiologic/Public Health Data Analysis Services

Epidemiologic/Public Health Data Analysis Services

To help the Rhode Island Department of Health protect and promote health in the state, JSI developed a set of valid measures of health outcomes, health-related behaviors, and health system performance that can be generated on a timely basis.

PROJECT
View details: HIV.gov (formerly known as AIDS.gov)

HIV.gov (formerly known as AIDS.gov)

JSI manages the AIDS.gov project, which aims to reduce HIV infection, increase testing, and improve early access to care by promoting federal policies and programs through social media channels, including blogs, Twitter, video, and Facebook.

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