GTranslate

Languages

Jefferson County 90-90-90 Targets (2018) PLHIV: 4,488

84%

76%

83%

Source: Provided by Jefferson County

Jefferson County HIV Care Continuum (2018) PLHIV: 4,488

84%

49%

64%

53%

Source: Provided by Jefferson County

Message from the Mayor

Our administration stands shoulder to shoulder with the community in working toward the Fast Track City goals of ending HIV transmission by the year 2030. Birmingham has a history of overcoming adversity through grassroots support and HIV is no different. Birmingham is ready to work with our citizens, public health officials, community-based organizations, clinicians, and researchers to meet and exceed our goals in an actionable and achievable way.

Randall Woodfin
Mayor of Jefferson County

Community Leadership Messages

Since beginning work in HIV Education in 2013, I’ve realized how powerful and important it is to be open about my status. People fear things that they don’t understand and I am using my personal story and experiences to combat stigma, fear, and overall ignorance wherever it exists. There was a time when being HIV Positive was a death sentence, now the disease isn’t killing people, stigma is.

Tony Christon-Walker
Director of Prevention and Community Partnerships
AIDS Alabama

We are honored to work with a community of partners such as AIDS Alabama, Aletheia House, and Birmingham AIDS Outreach to create a safe, brave space for our community to find their own voice. Implementing support and resources to our community is key to them living a productive life. However, stigma is still a barrier for individuals adhering to care. We must work together to reduce stigma related to HIV within our community. We cannot and will not end the epidemic without hearing from the voices of our community.

Shirley Selvage
Coordinator of Health Education
UAB 1917

“We celebrate the momentous launch of the Birmingham/Jefferson County dashboard with gratitude to Mayor Randall Woodfin for his enthusiastic endorsement of Birmingham as a Fast Track City. Working with the Mayor’s office, the Jefferson County HIV/AIDS Community Coalition, led by Chair Mr. Rick Walton, has been instrumental in providing grass roots advocacy towards Birmingham becoming a Fast Track City. Drs. Mark Wilson and David Hicks have provided visionary leadership at the Jefferson County Department of Health – the first Southern U.S. jurisdiction to adopt a U=U resolution -- and have been steadfast in implementation of Fast Track City strategic planning towards achieving the 90-90-90 targets.”

Michael J Mugavero
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

"We are fortunate to have multiple partners, including the City of Birmingham, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, our county and state health department, and several HIV/AIDS advocacy and service organizations, who are all committed to working together to reach the 90-90-90 targets.”

Mark E. Wilson
Health Officer
Jefferson County Department of Health

Thank you to our Program Partners