As a provider, I feel privileged to work in one of the first Southeastern cities in the United States to engage in the Fast Track Cities’ initiative. Through great leadership from community partners, the Jefferson County Health Department and patient advocates, I have every reason to believe that the city of Birmingham will be able to decrease inequities in our HIV status neutral continuum through programs exactly like this. This inspires such hope looking towards the future.
Our administration stands shoulder to shoulder with the community in working toward the Fast Track City goals of ending HIV transmission by the year 2030. Birmingham has a history of overcoming adversity through grassroots support and HIV is no different. Birmingham is ready to work with our citizens, public health officials, community-based organizations, clinicians, and researchers to meet and exceed our goals in an actionable and achievable way.