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HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch

HIV Planning Group

Planning Group Purpose

The mission of the HIV Planning Group (HPG) is to plan HIV prevention, care and treatment services to reduce the impact of HIV in San Diego County.

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 of the HPG’s membership must be “unaffiliated consumers”.  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.

The 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.