Mission of the ND HIV Advisory Board 

The mission of the North Dakota HIV Advisory Board (NDHAB) is to provide representative community feedback on HIV-related programs, services, plans and events of the NDHHS. This board is intended to represent the vast communities impacted by HIV/AIDS in North Dakota, including but not limited to members who represent diverse ages, gender identities, races/ethnicities, sexual orientations, HIV status, and experience or expertise. The boards looks to:

  • Advise the NDHHS on how the department can plan and implement services and interventions that address the HIV epidemic in and for all communities
  • Provide a community voice in decisions NDHHS makes about current and future services
  • Offer feedback on how well NDHHS works with members of the community in consideration of the needs of the jurisdiction

If you are interested in participating, please read the Greeting Letter by the NDHAB Facilitator, Russell Campillo. 

Greeting Letter

HIV ribbon


Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Meeting: August 26th, 2023

The next HIV Advisory Board meeting will be in-person on Saturday, August 26th, 2023. Time and location are to be determined. If you have questions, please contact Alicia Belay at 701.328.3860.

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Previous Meeting Minutes

November 30, 2023: Virtual Meeting

August 26, 2023: In-Person Meeting, Fargo

February 1, 2023: Virtual Meeting

October 1, 2022: In-Person Meeting, Fargo

June 20, 2022: Virtual Meeting

March 30, 2022: Virtual Meeting

January 12, 2022: Virtual Meeting

September 26, 2021: Virtual Meeting



This advisory board will meet virtually for 2-hours once a quarter. These meetings will be held through Microsoft Teams, and each session will allow time for updates, material review, and learning opportunities for NDHAB members. This time will also be used to react to ideas and plans from NDHHS staff and offer suggestions for improvement. Once members are chosen, the NDHAB will have plentiful opportunities to bring additional topics to discuss, build into committees, adjust the current structure, etc. We hope to create a NDHAB that is meaningful and rewarding and offer community members a meaningful way to engage with NDHHS.


The following is a document highlighting the roles and responsibilities of NDHHS, the Community Ambassador, and Advisory Board Members.

2022- 2026 ND Integrated HIV Plan

The 2022-2026 North Dakota Integrated HIV Prevention and Care plan provides a roadmap for North Dakota to address HIV. It highlights strategies and activities for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and response to HIV, aswell as cross-cutting strategies that will address broad areas of concern identified during the planning process. Improving education, reducing stigma, focusing on priority populations, and developing new and stronger relationships are integrated across all areas of the plan.

This plan was developed over a year-long period, utilizing extensive collaboration and
community input. State-level boards comprised of priority populations were involved in
planning at every step, and their iterative involvement in the plan allowed course
correction and ensured the plan would align with a variety of priority populations’
concerns and interests. Of particular importance, the North Dakota HIV Prevention and
Care Advisory Board (NDHPCAB) actively participated with the North Dakota
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop the plan. The guidance of
the NDHPCAB was central to plan development.

2022-2026 North Dakota HIV Prevention and Care Integrated Plan

Ending the HIV Epidemic

Ending HIV

Supplemental Needs Assessments

From 2020 - 2022, the Sexually Transmitted and Bloodborne Diseases Unit conducted several needs assessment among various populations in North Dakota. These assessments served as a foundation for the development of the ND Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan for 2022 - 2026. Below are the available needs assessments along with a summary of each document.

In 2021, a needs assessment was distributed among people living with HIV in North Dakota. The survey aimed to identify areas of need among people living with HIV have in accessing medical care, treatment, finding affordable housing, as well as dealing with negative beliefs, experiences, and stigma. Understanding the needs of North Dakotan's living with HIV will help guide initiatives to improve access to services, improve health equity, and improve overall health and wellbeing of these individuals.

To further understand the barriers to accessing services and life experiences for those living with HIV, individuals who completed the needs assessment also were asked to participate in key informative interviews. These interviews provided more in-depth response and qualitative data for complete needs assessment among people living with HIV.

A sexual health needs assessment was conducted among North Dakotans aged 18 and over in 2021. This needs assessment aimed to identify knowledge around sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and bloodborne diseases, perceptions about receiving prevention and care services, and the unmet needs of individuals living in North Dakota to receiving sexual health services.

To further understand the barriers to accessing services and needs surrounding sexual health, individuals who completed the needs assessment also were asked to participate in key informative interviews. These interviews provided more in-depth response and qualitative data for a complete needs assessment among North Dakotans about sexual health.