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Challenge.gov. Government Challenges, Your Solutions

Good ideas are everywhere. No organization, individual, or government has a monopoly on good ideas. Recognizing this, a new federal website, Challenge.gov, has been created as a place where the public and government can solve problems together. Federal agencies post “challenges”, or contests, on the site, and members of the public can offer innovative solutions…

Development of National HIV/AIDS Strategy Operational Plan Advances

photos from NHAS implementation meeting

Making significant strides toward developing the Department-wide operational plan to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, representatives of 10 agencies and more than 13 staff offices from across HHS gathered for a two-day retreat last week. Getting down to specifics, participants shared details and received feedback on agency-specific plans, identified opportunities for cross-agency/office collaboration, and refined…

The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS Policy on Bullying and Teen Suicide

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We recently wrote a post about the very serious problem of bullying and teen suicide. Children or adolescents who are, or are perceived to be, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are at particular risk. People from across the country and around the world, including President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton, have created videos…

Join us in Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day

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Join AIDS.gov in Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day, Decmember 1, 2010

For the past two years, we’ve asked people from across the country (and around the world) to share why they are Facing AIDS in honor of World AIDS Day, December 1. Facing AIDS is an initiative based on a simple idea: we believe that we are stronger together, and that by sharing our faces and…

What’s in it for Non-AIDS Infectious Diseases Researchers?

Future Directions for NIAID HIV Research

Co-authored by Hugh Auchincloss, M.D., NIAID Deputy Director and Carole Heilman, Ph.D., Director of NIAID’s Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases So far all of the postings on this blog series have been about HIV/AIDS research or about diseases that are major comorbidities. This is appropriate since we have been discussing the upcoming re-competition of…

Advancing Pediatric, Maternal and Child Health

Future Directions for NIAID HIV Research

Co-authored by Edward Handelsman, M.D., Chief of NIAID’s Pediatric Medicine Branch within the Division of AIDS, and Lynne Mofenson, M.D., Chief of the Pediatric, Adolescent and Maternal AIDS Branch within the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. As a result of our continued dialogue with our collaborators and stakeholders, NIAID…

AIDS.gov Microgrant Awardees: Responding to the Epidemic through New Media

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Harm Reduction Coalition

In our final post of the microgrant series, we look at programs that use new media to reach out to some of the most highly affected and at-risk communities in their service areas. These efforts reflect the complex impact of the epidemic. Detroit’s Adult Well-Being Services (AWBS) built on its Stop HIV/AIDS and Addiction through…

HHS Confers with HIV/AIDS Community Representatives on National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Dr. Marjorie Hill, CEO of Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) at HHS Community Meeting

Last Wednesday, as part of our ongoing effort to develop an agency-wide implementation plan for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened a listening session with representatives of the HIV/AIDS community from across the country. The community representatives offered feedback on the Strategy, asked questions, and shared recommendations and…