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, and other subject matter experts, the San Diego HPG allocates annual federal funds to ensure that people with or vulnerable to HIV have access to the quality services they need.
Why was the HIV Planning Group established?
The HIV Planning Group 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.
The mission of the San Diego HIV Planning Group is to plan for the delivery of services throguhout the continuum of care to reduce the impact of HIV.
Who is in the HIV Planning Group?
The HIV Planning Group has 44 volunteer members that are appointed by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Each member represents a specific seat.
A third (33%) of the HIV Planning Group's membership must be “unaffiliated consumers”.
is an 'Unaffiliated Consumer?"
An unaffiliated consumer 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 do 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 HIV Planning Group Support at HPG.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov.