Increase to 90% the percentage in the county living with HIV who know their status

Pillar: Diagnose
Goal: Reduce by 75% the number of all new HIV diagnoses by 2025
Strategy: Increase to 90% the percentage in the county living with HIV who know their status.
Target: Adolescents, African American and Latinx 15-35 year-olds, aging community, heterosexual women, transgender women and men, individuals entering criminal justice facilities

Key Activities:

High Priority and Disruptively Innovative

  1. Promote available testing agencies and modalities to all communities so that clients can identify the best for them, with more frequent efforts in the most at-risk communities.
  2. Implement ARTAS (Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services) training for those who are doing HIV testing.
  3. Extend “I Know” training throughout the city, and increase stigma reduction efforts in highly populated places (e.g., schools, health department, drug rehabilitation programs, various facilities [medical, mental health, skilled nursing, rehabilitation], church health fairs).
  4. Increase at-home testing availability and awareness.
  5. Partner with large employers (e.g., warehouses,
    government), including those with wellness clinics, to host health fairs/outreach services.
  6. Host annual citywide “Testing Day” with providers and agencies, checking for STIs.
  7. Create week of free HIV testing through providers’ offices every 6 months.
  8. Create a memorandum of understanding between SCHD and criminal justice agencies to disclose HIV test results to inmates while incarcerated.

Disruptively Innovative

9. Promote the historical development of HIV care by using a timeline to show the progress made in quality of life and medical care over the years.

  1. Increase education and testing at housing facilities (e.g., senior-living facilities, high rises, apartment complexes, facilities for transitional housing, substance abuse treatment centers, homeless shelters).

Key Partners

Adolescents, African American and Latinx aged 15-35 years, Aging community, FFL ASO, Heterosexual women, infectious disease health representatives in incarceration facilities, Latino Memphis, Local community event organizers, OM, PEAS, Inc., SCHD, Stigma Reduction experts, TDH, Transgender Women/Men

Potential Funding Sources

  • A Betor Way
  • Bureau of Primary Health Care
  • Memphis Area Prevention Coalition
  • Other public and private funding sources
  • State and/or Local Funding

Estimated Funding Allocation

  • $30,000 for each community health worker (3 FTE = $90,000)
  • $2500 each for 2 yearly CHW trainings (materials, supplies, incentives, venue rental, mileage) = $5000
  • $50,000 (.25 FTE) Sr. Linkage to Care Coordinator trainers/mentor = $12,500
  • $4000 yearly, incentives for newly diagnosed youth (trinkets, giveaways, gas reimbursements, etc.)
    Total: $111,500


(Reported annually, locally monitored more frequently)

  • # of persons with newly identified HIV
  • # of persons with HIV identified but not in care
  • # of attendees at train-the-trainer session (sign-in sheet)
  • # of agencies that hire community health workers and require yearly training,

Monitoring Data Source

  • State and local surveillance data
  • CDC-funded coordinated school health STI/HIV testing data