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U.S. Conference on AIDS 2010 Wrap Up

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We’re back from the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) that was held last week in Orlando, Florida. Sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), USCA is the largest HIV/AIDS conference in the country and brings together leaders from across the U.S. to address issues that face us all. From the opening plenary, focused…

Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy at the Community Level

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Now that the National HIV/AIDS Strategy has been released and the lead Federal agencies are working on preparing their report to the President before the December 9th due date, the ONAP team has switched focus on assessing the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy at all levels. Of course, at the Federal level Secretary Sebelius…

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

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Tomorrow, September 18, 2010, marks the 3rd annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. This special day provides us all with the opportunity to focus on the many challenges related to HIV prevention, testing, and treatment facing our aging population. “Aging is a part of life; HIV doesn’t have to be,” the theme for this…

Institute of Medicine Issues Report on HIV Screening and Access to Care

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Last fall, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) commissioned the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the health arm of the independent National Academy of Sciences, to study certain questions related to HIV testing policy and access to care. They organized a 15-member committee, the Committee on HIV Screening and Access to Care which consisted of…

Integrating Health Services

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Over the next three years, CDC will award almost $6.2 million to health departments in six demonstration project areas to accelerate prevention through program collaboration and service integration (PCSI) for HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB. PCSI is a critical strategic priority for CDC, and we are working through this strategy to improve the health…

NIAID to Host Public Meeting on Future HIV/AIDS Research Networks

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the NIH will host a public meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, in Arlington, Va., to examine the future of the Institute’s HIV/AIDS clinical trial networks. Currently, NIAID supports six HIV/AIDS networks; the awards supporting those networks are set to expire in 2013 and…

U.S. Conference on AIDS and the Implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Dr. Howard Koh

I was honored to attend this year’s United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) and present at the closing session. In addition to speaking at that event, I was able to meet one-on-one with a number of conference participants. I had the pleasure to talk with executive directors, advocates, health department staff, people living with HIV/AIDS,…

“Aging is a part of life; HIV doesn’t have to be!”

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

Co-authored by Deb LeBel, AIDS.gov Partnerships Specialist Did you know September 18, 2010 is the third annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD)? The AIDS Institute provides national leadership for this observance day. Michael Ruppal, Executive Director at The AIDS Institute, and Michelle Scavnicky, Director of Education, told us about their work related to…

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