Goals for our city and strategies for our future: Ending the HIV Epidemic in Philadelphia

Monday, June 1st 2020

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


In Philadelphia, reducing new HIV infections and improving health outcomes for People Living with HIV (PLWH) remains a challenge. Despite steady declines in new HIV diagnosis, Philadelphia is one of 48 counties in the U.S. with the highest number of new HIV diagnoses with significant differences between community populations.

In early 2019, the federal government announced the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) initiative with aims to decrease new HIV diagnoses by 75% by 2025 and by 90% by 2030. Through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the City of Philadelphia received funding for a one-year process to develop a local EHE plan.

This interactive presentation will present the local draft plan to end the HIV epidemic specific to the needs of Philadelphia. Additionally, this presentation will share the development and approach of sustained engagement led by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to promote community-centered innovation and transform a mature health delivery system to address the local HIV epidemic. Future directions and implications for HIV services, including prevention, treatment, and educational programming will also be discussed.


  • Present the Philadelphia Ending the HIV Epidemic draft plan
  • Describe the local planning process by Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  • Invite community participation for feedback on the proposed plan


Javontae Williams, MPH
Javontae Williams, MPH

Javontae Williams, MPH

Javontae Lee Williams is planning coordinator for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative. He also serves as adjunct faculty at Widener University in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies. For more than 15 years he worked as a nurse in sub-acute environments caring for seniors. He attended Temple University and earned a Master’s in Public Health from West Chester University.


Coleman Terrell

Director, AIDS Activities Coordinating Office, Staff from AACO

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Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring.

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development and mentorship. In 2019 he received the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for Innovations in Healthcare.

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