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Southern Nevada Health District Issues Call To Action To Curb HIV

Local Health Officials Are Striving To Reach 90-90-90 In Southern Nevada

December 06, 2018 - 3:47 pm

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - The Southern Nevada Health District is issuing a call-to-action to community partners and health care providers to implement interventions and strategies to achieve 90-90-90 in Nevada.                         

90-90-90 is a set of goals that requires a community response to prevent new cases of HIV, increase medical access and screening, and promote linkages to services for those impacted by HIV. The concept is that 90 percent of people who are infected with HIV will be diagnosed, 90 percent of those diagnosed will be on antiretroviral treatment, and 90 percent of those receiving treatment will be virally suppressed.

New Health District initiatives designed to achieve these goals include Academic Detailing training for staff and the expansion of biomedical interventions such as PrEP.                  

Nationally, rates of new HIV diagnoses decreased from 2012 to 2016 while rates in Clark County have remained the same. Clark County’s population represents 73 percent of Nevada’s population but accounted for 90 percent of Nevada’s new HIV diagnoses in 2017.

Speakers will be Dr. Joe Iser, Chief Health Officer with the Southern Nevada Health District. Also making an expected presentation will be Dr. Jerry Cade, Medical Director, HIV Service, UMC. The event is on Tuesday, December 11, beginning at 10 a.m. 

It will be held at the Southern Nevada Health District, Red Rock Conference Room, located at 280 S. Decatur Boulevard in Las Vegas.

Health District initiatives and next steps will be presented. Additional speakers and community partners will be available.