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Nevada Joins Initiative to End HIV Epidemic by 2030


Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities to be signed on World AIDS Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 19, 2019

What:Fast-Track Cities Initiative is a global partnership between the City of Paris, Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), United Nations Human Settlement Program, and the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC), in collaboration with local, national, and international organizations and public health agencies. A formal commitment to this process requires Southern Nevada’s mayors or elected jurisdictional officials to designate their municipalities as Fast-Track Cities by signing the Paris Declaration.

This multi-jurisdictional initiative will be designated as Fast-Track Nevada to reflect the statewide collaboration and dedicated partners who have committed to ending the HIV epidemic by 2030.


When:World AIDS Day
Sunday, December 1, 2019

11 a.m. – Paris Declaration Signing and Presentation
11:30 a.m. – Partner Networking
Noon – 1 p.m. – Focus Area Work Groups

Where:Southern Nevada Health District
Red Rock Conference Room
280 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107

Why:The Paris Declaration calls on cities to strengthen their local HIV/AIDS responses and pledge their support to ensure that:

  • 90% of people living with HIV know their HIV status
  • 90% of people living with HIV who know their HIV-positive status are on antiretroviral therapy (ART)
  • 90% of people living with HIV on ART are achieving viral suppression

The initiative’s fourth target is to reduce the negative impact of discrimination and stigma to zero and is an equally important goal. More information on Fast-Track Cities is available here.

Save The Date (PDF flyer)


Who:Elected officials, community providers and partners, and representatives from the Southern Nevada Health District will be in attendance.

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The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.

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