School of Medicine supports partnership working to end the HIV epidemic by 2030.
On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, World AIDS Day, the St. Louis City Department of Health hosted a virtual celebration recognizing the first anniversary of Fast-Track Cities St. Louis and the launch of its new HIV data dashboard. Washington University School of Medicine and the Washington University Institute of Public Health are part of a collective partnership of communities and stakeholders in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County supporting Fast-Track Cities St. Louis, an initiative working to reach zero new HIV infections and zero AIDS-related deaths in the St. Louis region by 2030.
Fast-Track Cities St. Louis released the new dashboard to increase transparency and accountability regarding the state of HIV sexual health and wellbeing on the local, regional, and state level. The dashboard is central to its initiative to reach the following 90-90-90 targets by 2030:
- 90% of people living with HIV knowing their HIV status,
- 90% of people who know their HIV-positive status accessing treatment, and
- 90% of people on treatment having suppressed viral loads
- Eliminate HIV stigma as a barrier to optimal health
The Department of Medicine’s own Mati Hlatshwayo Davis, MD, MPH, clinical instructor, serves as co-chair of Fast-Track Cities St. Louis. “The dashboard provides local, regional and statewide data on HIV for all to access,” explains Hlatshwayo Davis. “It promotes interactivity, shows us where to allocate resources and define services, and perhaps most importantly makes us accountable to reach our 90/90/90 goals.” Hlatshwayo Davis continues, “This is just the beginning. The dashboard is a vision for where we need to be. There are areas we still need to build and this data will allow us to get there.”
Watch the Fast-Track Cities St. Louis World AIDS Day Celebration webinar here.
View the Fast-Track Cities St. Louis HIV Data Dashboard here.
View the Fast-Track Cities St. Louis website here.
Learn more about the launch of Fast-Track Cities, St. Louis Initiative on December 1, 2019 here.
About Fast-Track Cities Fast-Track Cities is a global partnership between almost 300 cities and municipalities, the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), and the City of Paris that are collaborating to reach zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, and zero HIV-related stigma/discrimination. The initiative was launched on World AIDS Day 2014 in Paris. For more information please visit: https://www.iapac.org/fast-track-cities/about-fast-track/ [www.iapac.org]