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We are focused on ending HIV

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The global HIV/AIDS epidemic is an unprecedented crisis that requires an unprecedented response.

Our Mission

The New Jersey HIV Planning Group (NJHPG) provides the New Jersey Department of Health with community-generated, data-informed recommendations for responding to the HIV epidemic. ​

The primary objective of the NJHPG is to engage partners from all disciplines of expertise and experience to inform and support the State's Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan. This objective will be achieved in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) – Division of HIV, STD, and TB Services (DHSTS) by carrying out the activities required for both the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which are:​ ​

1. Prevent new HIV infections.​ ​

2. Improve HIV-related health outcome of people with HIV (PWH).​ ​

3. Reduce HIV-related disparities and health inequities.​ ​

4. Achieve integrated and coordinated efforts to address the HIV epidemic among all partners and stakeholders.


We value our relationships with community organizations, healthcare providers, and public health agencies. We work collaboratively to ensure that our services are integrated, coordinated, and sustainable. Our partnerships are based on mutual respect, trust, and shared goals.


With over 25 years of experience in HIV prevention, care, and treatment, NJHPG is a leader in the field of public health. Our team of experts includes clinicians, researchers, and public health professionals who are committed to advancing the science and practice of HIV prevention and care.


NJHPG is accountable to our clients, funders, and the public. We are committed to transparency, quality improvement, and evidence-based practice. We believe in continuous learning and strive to improve our services and outcomes.

Making a differnce against all odds

Building Empowered


Community Centered  ​

We, first and foremost, prioritize community engagement. 

We create space for collective voices and shared leadership. 

We acknowledge and validate every voice.  ​

Decision-making  ​

When making decisions, we center the needs of community. 

We prioritize community engagement, inclusion and equity over urgency and expediency, and understand our responsibility to make complex decisions.  

Integrity​ ​

We uphold ourselves to the highest standards to serve in partnership with others. ​

Accountability + Ownership​​

We embrace accountability and ownership, meaning we are clear about our role so we can be accountable for our actions and accept responsibility for the impact.  We all have a part and voluntarily bring talents, knowledge, and support to enhance and empower our communities via this commitment.​ 

Transparency​ ​

We are our true selves when we are present and welcome in true community.  ​

Altruism​ ​

We demonstrate an unselfish concern for others.  We see each other as humans and treat each other with dignity and respect.  We commit to creating an environment where everyone is valued, heard, and engaged. ​

Innovation​ ​

We call on each other to strive for excellence and embrace continuous learning and improvement. ​ ​

Co-creation​ ​

Through innovation, we embrace co-creation, which involves the sharing and improvement of ideas collectively.  We relinquish the need to be correct and instead lead with a growth mindset.

EHE Four Pillars (Key Strategies)

The goal of the first pillar is to diagnose all people with HIV as early as possible. Examples of strategies/activities include routinized testing in hospitals and at-home testing kits (especially in lieu of COVID-19).


The goal of the second pillar is to treat people with HIV rapidly and effectively to reach sustained viral suppression. An example of activities includes improving Data-to-Care/Linkage-to-Care.


The goal of the third pillar is to prevent new HIV transmissions by using proven interventions, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and syringe services programs (SSPs). Examples of strategies/activities include working with healthcare providers to confidently prescribe PrEP and PrEP outreach/campaigns to target populations.



The goal of the last pillar is to respond quickly to potential HIV outbreaks to get prevention and treatment services to people who need them. An example of a strategy is to improve cluster detection response (CDR) by creating a complete CDR plan.

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