Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE)
The HIV.E (HIV Education & Empowerment) is a core group name established under the Ending HIV Epidemic Project initiative in Los Angeles. The HIV.E offers peer-to-peer support along with social and educational events for individuals representing the many different communities that will center HIV education and empowerment.
The HIV.E is designed to improve the health and well-being of the growing population of individuals affected with HIV by addressing stigma, social isolation, social support, connection, and empowerment. The HIV.E consists of but is not limited to discussion groups, life skills support, health education, and community building to combat the HIV epidemic.
The HIV.E's mission is to Educate, Test, Support, and Prevent new HIV infections in Los Angeles County!
What is HIV?
HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It weakens a person's immune system by destroying important white blood cells, called CD4 cells that fight disease and infection. No effective cure exists for HIV (Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 2023).