On February 5, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a plan to stop the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which includes targeting "hot spot" areas. Hot spot areas were identified by analyzing data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The initiative will work to reduce new HIV infections by 75% through 2023, and by 90% through 2029. No information is available currently, regarding anticipated costs or funding for the initiative. The initiative was outlined in "Ending The HIV Epidemic: A Plan For America," by HHS. The initiative is being implemented . . .