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Phoenix Fast-Track Cities Initiative ​

Strengthening HIV Programs and Leveraging Resources to 

End HIV by 2030





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December 1 is World AIDS Day. First observed in 1988, World AIDS Day provides organizations and individuals across the world the opportunity to bring attention and awareness t​o the HIV epidemic and to end HIV stigma. Phoenix Fast-Track Cities would like to thank our community partners for all the work they continue to do to help meet our goals of: 

  • 90% of people living with HIV knowing their HIV status

  • 90% of people who know their HIV-positive status on antiretroviral therapy (ART)

  • 90% of people living with HIV on ART achieving viral suppression

  • ZERO Stigma

​The City of Phoenix needs your help to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic. 

The Fast-Track Cities initiative was launched on World AIDS Day 2014 in Paris. More than 70 high HIV burden cities around the world have since signed the Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities Ending AIDS and engaged Mayors and other political leaders, affected communities, civil society, city health officials, clinical and service providers, and other stakeholders to accelerate their local AIDS responses. Fast-Track Cities to achieve the following targets: 

  • Zero stigma and discrimination

  • 90% of people living with HIV (PLHIV) knowing their HIV status

  • 90% of PLHIV who know their HIV-positive status on antiretroviral therapy (ART)

  • 90% of PLHIV on ART achieving viral suppression

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In 2022, the City of Phoenix partnered with Aunt Rita's Fo​undation​ to identify and fund organizations in the valley that were in alignment with Phoenix Fast-Track Cities initiatives. In total, $5,000 grants were given to 14 HIV organizations. Congratulations to HIV Care Directions, CAN Community Health, Chicanos Por La Causa, Ebony House, HEAL International, Native Health InHarmony, one n ten, Phoenix Children's Hospital Bill Holt Clinic, RipplePHX, Shot in the Dark, Sonoran Prevention Works, Southwest Center, and Southwest Recovery Alliance.