Our Mission

The mission of the Planning Council is to eliminate the spread of HIV/AIDS
and to create a seamless continuum of care for all people infected and
affected in Delaware, by:

  • Preventing new and secondary infections, diagnosing existing infections at the earliest possible stage through testing and counseling programs, and developing early intervention for existing infections to decrease morbidity and mortality

  • Linking HIV prevention, testing and counseling, early diagnosis, access to care, and the provision of quality treatment services

  • Engaging and including individuals from every sector of our community in our planning process, particularly those persons whose lives have been directly touched by HIV/AIDS

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Vision

The HIV Planning Council is to act as a community-based advisory group
to the Delaware Division of Public Health to provide feedback regarding the Division’s HIV prevention and treatment activities; to develop a council membership that is inclusive and diverse, and to institute an evaluation process to ensure that Delaware’s HIV Care & Prevention programs are meeting the federal standards in the pursuit of ending the
HIV/AIDS epidemic in the state.

Goals

The Planning Council will develop the Delaware Comprehensive HIV Plan for prevention and  treatment services, by:

Determining the size and demographics of the epidemic in Delaware.

The Planning Council will periodically assess the recommendations made in the Delaware Comprehensive HIV Plan for their effectiveness, prioritization, and relevance to the current environment and emerging trends.

Determining the needs (met and unmet) of those who are identified as high risk for HIV and those already infected, especially among the underserved and minority populations

The Planning Council will promote the statewide coordination and collaboration of service providers in order to make effective services available and accessible for those persons who need them.

Establishing priorities for prevention and treatment services to identified high-risk and infected populations

The Planning Council will respond to HIV service issues, trends and events as they are identified, by communicating those strategies whenever possible and appropriate to key stakeholders.

Making recommendations
in the prevention and treatment systems to best meet the prioritized needs within
the state