We play a critical role in preventing the spread of HIV and assuring that those living with HIV/AIDS are connected to high-quality care in their communities.
Our multi-pronged approach is three-fold.
- Research, produce, and disseminate innovative HIV prevention strategies that target those most at risk.
- Collaborate with government agencies, service providers, and individuals to ensure that public funds for and a comprehensive network of services are available for those living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS.
- Integrate HIV prevention interventions into our own health programs.
Since 1991, we have contracted with the NYC DOHMH to administer well over a billion dollars of federal, state, and local funding to support over 200 community-based organizations and hospitals in the delivery of HIV prevention and care services. Our reproductive health centers conduct HIV and STD testing and treatment, and educate adults and teenagers on sexual health topics. Public Health Solutions’ online educational intervention called HIV is Still a Big Deal has been shown to be effective in reducing HIV risk behavior for more than 300,000 people.
As the master contractor for the NYC DOHMH, Public Health Solutions has played a critical role in helping service provider organizations and the City to reduce the number of new HIV cases from 12,664 in 1994 to 1,432 in 2014. We have also seen the number of HIV/AIDS-related deaths drop from 8,345 in 1994 to 1,203 in 2014.
Public Health Solutions is ahead of the curve in targeting high-risk populations through our work with NYC DOHMH, including:
- Transgender Centers of Excellence
- Harm Reduction Services for Injection Drug Users
- Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
- Outreach to homeless youth (LGBTQ)