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Federal Interagency Members Meet with Public on Next Steps for the National AIDS Strategy

National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS)

Approximately 200 people gathered today to hear about progress on one of President Obama's major initiatives—the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). This meeting provided an opportunity to update the public on the process for developing the Strategy, as well as current status and next steps. It allowed the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP)…

FDA Advises Patients and Care Providers on Drug Combination Safety Considerations

FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is committed to keeping the public updated on advances and shifts in treatment options and methods. The FDA is reviewing data that suggest use of the HIV drug Invirase (saquinavir) in combination with Norvir (ritonavir) may have a potentially serious effect on a patient’s heart. The data, drawn…

ONAP Announces Federal Interagency Members Developing National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Jeffrey Crowley, White House Office of National AIDS Policy

On Wednesday, February 24th, from 2:00-3:45pm, the public will have an opportunity to hear more about our progress to date and the process that the interagency working group is following to develop the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, as well as meet the members of the interagency working group. The meeting is hosted by the White House…

Global Health Initiative: How PEPFAR Fits In

Outside of PEPFAR office

Earlier this month, the Obama Administration revealed an important new piece of its foreign policy agenda: a consultation document on the strategy for the Global Health Initiative (GHI). This document outlines the U.S. Government’s operation plan for the GHI, emphasizing integration of programming, implementation of sustainable efforts, efficient approaches with positive results and collaboration among…

Highlights from the 2010 Conference on Retroviral and Opportunistic Infections

Dr. Anthony Fauci

A week ago we blogged about ways to stay connected to the 17th Conference on Retroviral and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). Since then, the world’s premiere researchers and scientists have come together at the San Francisco Moscone Center to discuss advances and future directions in the prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS. Throughout the conference…

What is the United State’s Plan to Respond to HIV on the Home Front? National AIDS Strategy Public Meeting

National HIVAIDS Strategy Public Meeting

On Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 2 pm, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) and HHS will provide an update on the framework for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and provide an opportunity for participants to meet the Federal HIV/AIDS Interagency Working Group. This group is made up of representatives from agencies…

President’s Global Health Initiative

Ambassador Eric Goosby

PEPFAR is the cornerstone of the President’s Global Health Initiative, which commits $63 billon dollars over six years to support partner countries in improving and expanding access to health services — a stunning level of investment that would have been unimaginable even 10 years ago. The Global Health Initiative will increase funding both for HIV/AIDS…

New Avenues for Expression and Engagement with Youth around Sexual Health Information

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Sex::Tech 2010

The Internet Sexuality Information Services, Inc. (ISIS) hosts an annual conference on using technology to increase access to sexual health information among youth — and Sex::Tech is less than two weeks away! As ISIS’ Margaret Lucas told us, "Sex::Tech brings together leaders in the fields of STD/HIV prevention, education, unplanned pregnancy prevention, government and technology…