Welcome to the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS) HIV Program website. The HIV program is divided in three sections: HIV Surveillance, HIV Prevention, and Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B. These programs work to:
- Monitor the incidence and estimated prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the state
- Assess the risks for HIV infection and develop effective HIV prevention strategies
- Providing information and materials on HIV transmission and how to protect individuals from contracting HIV
- Providing testing to those at risk for contracting HIV
- Address the unmet health needs of persons living with HIV disease
- Optimize health outcomes by funding health care and support services to enhance health care access and retention in care
- Provide case management to link clients to appropriate resources
Today, more tools than ever are available to prevent HIV. You can use strategies such as abstinence (not having sex), limiting your number of sexual partners, never sharing needles, and using condoms the right way every time you have sex, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).
Syringe Service Programs
Syringe services programs (SSPs) are community-based prevention programs that can provide a range of services, including linkage to substance use disorder treatment; access to and disposal of sterile syringes and injection equipment; and vaccination, testing, and linkage to care and treatment for infectious diseases.
The NDHHS, along with ND communities and partners, are working towards Ending the HIV Epidemic. The plan leverages critical scientific advances in HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and outbreak response by coordinating the highly successful programs, resources, and infrastructure of many partner organizations.
Health Care Providers
Healthcare providers are important partners in effective HIV prevention and treatment that occurs across a continuum of care. There are many tools and information available across the HIV continuum, including up-to-date tools and guidelines for your practice, and educational materials for your patients.
Education and Events
Available education and training events are intended for primary care physicians, infectious disease specialists, HIV specialists, nurses, and public health and preventive medicine specialists. These educational opportunities focus on best practices related to HIV testing and prevention and optimizing care of people with HIV.
Ending the HIV Epidemic
Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) is a bold plan announced in 2019 that aims to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030. The plan leverages critical scientific advances in HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and outbreak response by coordinating the highly successful programs, resources, and infrastructure of many HHS agencies and offices.