to 2012 Comprehensive Plan
the Comprehensive Plan?
the Plan was
Things You Can Do!
are We Doing?
to Other Initiatives and Plans
Houston Area Comprehensive
HIV Prevention and Care Services Plan
for 2012 through 2014
the community’s vision for an ideal system of HIV
prevention and care for the Houston Area
ARE WE DOING?
evaluation of Year 1 of the Houston Area Comprehensive HIV Prevention and
Care Services Plan (2012 – 2014) took place in December 2012.
for the Year 1 Evaluation Report.
are listed below:
Houston Area plan is organized into four Strategies,
each containing activities and benchmarks to be implemented each year of
the plan. In
Year 1, 81% of activities were either completed or progress was made,
and 53% of the Year 1 benchmarks were met.
Overall, the Strategy to Address the Needs of Special Populations saw
the most progress with 92% of its Year 1 activities completed and 100%
of its Year 1 benchmarks met.
1 implementation of the Houston Area plan resulted in changes to HIV
prevention and care service delivery policies
on topics such as linkage to care, retention in care, and
finding those “lost to care.” This means that the
improvements generated by the Houston Area plan in Year 1 will be
sustained even after the plan is complete.
specific activities related to HIV prevention and care data were
included in Year 1 of the plan. Not only were these activities
completed as planned, they were also
voluntarily expanded, resulting in three Special Studies and
improvements in data collection community-wide.
As a result of Year 1 implementation, the
Houston Area plan has improved the science base on HIV prevention
of the goals of the Houston Area plan is to increase coordination
between HIV prevention and care.
The collaborative approach to HIV planning that culminated in
the development of a joint plan for the Houston Area has continued post-plan
two additional core HIV planning deliverables are being conducted
using a true joint approach.
Houston Area plan includes a dashboard
of nine objectives that measure the effectiveness of the entire
system of HIV prevention and care. In Year 1, progress was
seen in close to half of these measures, even those without interim
Year 1 targets. For example,
the percent of people newly-diagnosed with HIV who were linked to
care increased, as did the percent of Ryan White clients with
undetectable viral load. In addition, the proportion of PLWHA
with a late diagnosis fell, as did the number of PLWHA who are