HIV 90-90-90 Initiative


To assure that 90% of people living with HIV will know their status; 90% of people living with HIV will be engaged in HIV care, and 90% of people living with HIV will have viral suppression, by 2020. RIDOH leads this initiative through an advisory committee that meets regularly.

What we do

  • Assure that anyone who may have been exposed to HIV is contacted by the Partner Services Program, knows their risk, and is tested.
  • Provide rapid HIV tests to people who may have been exposed to HIV.
  • Promote awareness and help individuals in high-risk groups find doctors and access preventive healthcare.
  • Support ENCORE needle exchange program and The Miriam Hospital STD Clinic.
  • Promote awareness for high risk groups about the importance of HIV testing and fund community-based agencies to conduct rapid HIV testing.
  • Connect patients who have missed doctor’s appointments back into care for case management services that help patients access housing, mental health, and nutrition services.
  • Convene the Rhode Island Adolescent Sexual Health Task Force, in cooperation with the Rhode Island Department of Education.


  • Re-engaged in care 100% of HIV patients identified as out of care.
  • Distributed 495,000 condoms in 2017 — up 15% from the previous year — at 90 locations statewide.
  • Conducted 2,626 HIV tests among high-risk individuals in 2017 at over 40 locations in partnership with community-based organizations.
  • Funded the ENCORE Needle Exchange Program to distribute over 95,000 clean needles in 2017.