About Us

What is the HIV Planning Group?

Centering the principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, the San Diego HIV Planning Group (HPG) is a uniquely empowered advisory and planning body. Comprised of volunteer community members, people impacted by, living with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, and other subject matter experts, the San Diego HPG allocates annual federal funds to ensure that people with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS have access to the quality services they need.

Why was the HIV Planning Group established?

The San Diego HPG was established to participate in the federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act (RWTEA) of 2009 and in accordance with guidance from the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. These agencies have collaborated to develop a comprehensive coordinated HIV/AIDS prevention roadmap to achieve the goal of zero new HIV infections.

Our Mission:

The mission of the San Diego HPG is to plan for the delivery of services throughout the continuum of care to reduce the impact of HIV. 

Who is in the HIV Planning Group?

The San Diego HPG has 44 seats for members who are appointed by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

A third (33%) of the HIV Planning Group's membership must be “general members”.

Who is a General Member?

general member is someone who:

  • Receives HIV-related services from at least one Ryan White Part A funded provider;
  • Is not an officer, employee, or consultant to any agency receiving Ryan White Part A funds, and does not represent such an entity; and
  • Reflects the demographics of the population of individuals living with HIV/AIDS in San Diego County.

✉️ For any questions, please send an email to HPG Support at HPG.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov.