HIV Prevention Services

The Tennessee Department of Health, HIV Prevention Services' vision and mission is to lower HIV infection, illness and death rates for at-risk Tennesseans and to create an environment of leadership, partnership and advocacy which fosters HIV prevention and the provision of services.

The Tennessee Department of Health’s HIV Prevention Services is funded primarily through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Additional support for HIV testing is provided through state funding.  The CDC grant supports a range of activities that include:  HIV counseling, testing and referral, HIV partner counseling and referral services, HIV health education and risk reduction programs, HIV prevention for positive individuals, public information programs, a toll-free HIV/STD hotline, capacity building programs, and a quality assurance and evaluation component.

an integrated plan that is created through a community-driven planning process. For more information about HIV community planning, click here. This community planning process is ongoing, and the next Tennessee HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan will set priorities for 2023-2026.

Additional information on aspects of the Tennessee HIV Prevention Services follows:

Program Planning


This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV infections are spread primarily through sexual practices and/or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this website.