- Partner with local universities/colleges to support HIV
testing for student orientation, start of each semester, and
homecoming events; share information with campus health
clinic and student organizations (e.g., student government
association, Greek-letter fraternities/sororities).
- Use technology by enlisting university students to create
an app to locate testing facilities and linkage to care (link
to hotline), and put QR codes on home mail-in test kits to
- Test and offer education at places where hundreds gather:
community events, car shows, rodeos, concerts, festivals,
bars/nightclubs, barber/beauty shops, nail salons, grocery
stores, assisted living facilities, retirement communities,
and large retail stores (e.g., Sam’s, Costco, malls). Example
events: “Be Safe Barbecue” at apartment complexes, “Dine
& Diagnose” dinner after worship service at the churches.
- Partner with local organizations (e.g., alumni African
American Greek-letter sororities/fraternities, youth service
organizations [e.g., Boys and Girls Club, Youth Villages]) to
support testing events and to increase education.
- Offer HIV testing in specialty clinics (e.g., Kroger, Shot Nurse).
- Train and educate organizations (e.g., Memphis Fire
Department, ambulance services, faith-based organizations,
and other community organizations) to participate in the HIV
continuum of care (e.g., testing, education, Rapid testing,
SSP, following up regarding linkage to care) and provide the
option to choose where they would like to contribute to fit
their level of comfort.
Increase the number of nontraditional testing sites
Goal: Reduce by 75% HIV-related disparities and health inequities by 2025.
Strategy: Increase the number of nontraditional testing sites.
Target: Adolescents, African Americans 15-35 years old, Aging community, Everyone, Heterosexual, Latinx 15-35 years old, Transgender women/men, Young adults
High Priority and Disruptively Innovative
Potential Funding Sources
Estimated Funding Allocation
(Reported annually, locally monitored more frequently)