“Today we know that when people living with HIV are taking their medicines as prescribed, it’s impossible for the virus to be transmitted sexually. Our public health research is finally catching up to the fact that access to affordable housing is essential health care for people living with HIV. As housing and pharmaceutical costs rise, HIV’s disproportionate impact on these communities will become more severe. If we’re going to address this disease and get to our Fast-Track goals, we really have to be fully inclusive of the entire community that is being impacted by this chronic illness. People can live longer lives, but only if they are getting tested, and becoming aware of their status, and having targeted outreach."
Message from the Mayor
"Soon after taking office early in 2018 I worked with the City Council to establish Minneapolis as a Fast Track City. This issue is not only personally important to me – it’s important to the health and vitality of our entire city. I look forward to continuing this work with our community partners to achieve the 90-90-90 measures."
Mayor of Minneapolis