Project Title: Integrated HIV Programs for Health Departments to Support Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States
Applicant Organization Name: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental
Address: 2100 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Project Director Name: Ali Mansaray, Director STD/HIV/Viral Hepatitis Division, Bureau of
Communicable Disease Prevention and Control
Contact Phone Numbers (Voice, Fax): 803-898-0625, 803-898-0573
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose: The purpose of this initiative is to implement effective and innovative strategies,
interventions, approaches, and services to reduce new HIV infections, increase rapid HIV
linkages to care, increase medication adherence, increase retention in care, decrease the number
of people not receiving HIV medical care, increase viral suppression among people living with
HIV and rapidly respond to potential outbreaks in South Carolina. This proposal promotes Pillars
one through four of Component A: Ending the HIV Epidemic and Component B: HIV Surveillance Incidence.
Pillar One: Diagnose all people with HIV as early as possible;
Pillar Two: Treat people with HIV rapidly and effectively to reach sustained viral
Pillar Three: Prevent new HIV transmissions by using proven interventions, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP); and
Pillar Four: Respond quickly to potential HIV outbreaks to get needed prevention
and treatment services to people who need them.
Reintroducing the HIV Surveillance Incidence program using recency assay testing.
Outcomes: South Carolina intends to significantly reduce new HIV infections from an average of 761 a year to less than 350 per year, increase rapid HIV linkages to care, increase medication adherence and retention in care, decrease the number of people not receiving HIV medical care from 31% to less than 15% and increase viral load suppression from 59% to 80% across the state for clients who are consistently engaged in HIV medical care. These data will result from the use of evidence-based interventions and the establishment of a Statewide Rapid Continuum of Care Program, enhancing rapid linkage, re-engagement and treatment collaborative efforts between DHEC, Ryan White Part B providers, Community-Based Organizations, Correctional Institutions, and Emergency and Pharmacy Departments.
Funding: DHEC is requesting $2,785,979.00 over the 5 years of performance to implement the proposed activities under Component A and $725,000 under Component B during years 2-4 to End the HIV Epidemic in South Carolina.