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New Orleans EMA 90-90-90 Targets (2015) PLHIV: 8,509

87%

69%

91%

Source: Provided by the City of New Orleans

New Orleans EMA HIV Care Continuum (2015) PLHIV: 8,509

87%

65%

60%

55%

Source: Provided by the City of New Orleans

Message from the Mayor

“My administration is committed to supporting the 90-90-90 targets of Fast Track Cities. The HIV/AIDS epidemic is a monumental challenge that requires coordinated efforts from all of us to help improve the quality of life of our friends and family members living with HIV/AIDS and ultimately end AIDS in our lifetime.”

Mitch Landrieu
Mayor
FTCI Taskforce Members

Marsha Broussard, MPH, DrPH

1300 Perdido St.  Room 8E18, New Orleans, LA  70112

Director, City of New Orleans Health Department

mmbroussard@nola.gov

(504) 658-2517

https://www.nola.gov/health-department/

Frances Lawless, MHA

1515 Poydras St. Suite 1170, New Orleans, LA 70112

Director, Office of Health Policy and AIDS Funding

flawless@nola.gov

(504) 658-2800

https://www.nola.gov/health-department/

Vatsana Chanthala, MPH

1515 Poydras Street, STE 1170, New Orleans, LA 70112

KOL

Infectious Diseases Physician, CrescentCare Health

vchanthala@nola.gov

(504) 658-2806

Jason Halperin, MD, MPH

2601 Tulane Ave. 5th Floor, New Orleans, LA 70119

KOL

Infectious Diseases Physician, CrescentCare Health

(504) 821-2601 ext. 273

http://www.crescentcarehealth.org

Community Leadership Messages

“Coming out as a trans person has been shaping my coming out as a person living with HIV. It's still something that may be very, very scary in the present, but it is something necessary to smash the stigma and spread the truth about HIV. People think that HIV is some looming, dreaded disease, but really and truly, it's something that we can live with and manage. It's just like any other epidemic. That's what I want: forming groups governed by trans people, for trans people, to show that we are capable. We are individuals that are capable of great benevolence; of great knowledge; and also of humanness, compassion, beauty.”

Jada Mercedes Cardona
Executive Director
Transitions Louisiana

"Health and humanity must go hand and hand."

David Armstead
Chair
New Orleans Regional AIDS Planning Council

“The sigma often associated with a diagnosis of HIV and AIDS remains an obstacle to quality care and treatment even today. A positive diagnosis is no longer the death sentence that it used to be. Today, this is an extremely manageable disease, especially if patients seek treatment early.”

Noel Twilbeck Jr.
CEO
NO/AIDS Task Force

"Black women who use drugs, struggling with addiction, don’t get the option to go to treatment, You get jail time."

Deon Haywood
Executive Director
Women With a Vision

“Southern Louisiana, including New Orleans and Baton Rouge, is constantly in the top 10 cities in the United States for new cases of HIV and AIDS. There are many reasons why Southern Louisiana has been hit so hard with theHIV/AIDS epidemic. Race, poverty and poor education are some of the main drivers for the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Southern Louisiana”

MarkAlain Dery
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of the Tulane T-Cell Clinic, Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

“People living with HIV need help to set goals toward viral suppression after they're newly diagnosed. We focus too much on getting people tested and not much on the benefits of living a healthy life with HIV, being part of the prevention solution, and playing a role to curb HIV in our community. It's about being healthy beyond "test and treat" and reinforcing people living with HIV to achieve long term goals and better health outcomes.”

Dorian Alexander
Policy Fellow
CHANGE Coalition

“We are on the frontlines of the HIV epidemic in New Orleans and as a Fast Track City we at CrescentCare will continue our on-going efforts to scale-up access to treatment and prevention."

Jason Halperin
Infectious Diseases Physician
CrescentCare Health

“CrescentCare and the City of New Orleans are working together to fulfill our commitment to the Fast Track Cities Initiative. Together we’ve started over 100 people on therapy within days of their diagnosis- treatment is prevention, and with a coordinated citywide effort, we will get there.”

Nicholas Van Sickels
CEO
CrescentCare Health

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