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A Deciding Moment for America

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Deciding Moments

This month marks Black History Month and includes the observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (February 7). According to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, Black Americans are disproportionally affected by HIV and "prevention efforts should acknowledge the heavy burden of HIV among Black Americans and target resources appropriately". I spoke with colleagues from Greater Than…

National HIV/AIDS Strategy Key Issue at January PACHA Meeting

Conversations with AIDS.gov: Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS National HIV/AIDS Strategy Meeting. January 27 and 28, 2011

Much of the recent meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) focused on implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Strategy asks PACHA to provide, on an ongoing basis, recommendations on how to effectively implement the Strategy, as well as establish a mechanism to monitor the Strategy’s implementation. Last week, Council members heard updates…

Toward Defining the Non-HIV Infectious Diseases Leadership Group

Future Directions for NIAID HIV Research

Co-authored by Carole Heilman, Ph.D., Director of NIAID’s Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Over the course of the past two decades the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has developed an extensive set of networks to conduct clinical trials related to HIV/AIDS. These networks have helped to develop effective treatments for AIDS,…

Agency Operational Plans and the President’s FY 2012 Budget Highlight Our Continued Efforts to Implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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One of the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy was to refocus existing efforts and deliver better results to the American people within current funding levels, as well as make the case for new investments. The Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) is excited to share some of the progress the Obama Administration has made…

M for mHealth, G for Glossary

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In the last year we have seen a marked increase in the use of cell phones and wireless Internet access. With research such as the Pew Internet & American Life Project Mobile Access 2010 (PDF 1.2MB) report, I am reminded as a Federal leader from NIH’s National Library of Medicine (NLM) that the Federal government…

Secretary Sebelius Asks HHS to Sustain NHAS Momentum

Dr. Ron Valdiserri

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius recently sent an important communication to the Department’s leadership regarding HHS-wide efforts to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The message, sent in late January, reiterated that the implementation of the NHAS is a priority for HHS. Secretary Sebelius reminded the heads of her operating divisions and…

Department of Justice Settles with Cosmetology School in Puerto Rico on Allegations of HIV Discrimination

Allison Nichol

Last month the Justice Department announced the settlement of an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complaint against Modern Hairstyling Institute Inc. in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. The Justice Department initiated its investigation in response to an allegation that Modern Hairstyling Institute Inc. discriminated against an HIV-positive applicant by denying her enrollment. Modern Hairstyling Institute Inc.’s cooperation…

Facing AIDS on World AIDS Day and EVERY Day

Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day 2010. Many Faces, One Voice with AIDS.gov

Yesterday was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Next month, we will commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10) and National Native HIV/AIDS Day (March 20). Throughout the year, there are many nationally recognized HIV/AIDS Awareness Days. Some of these days provide an opportunity to understand and respond to the HIV epidemic's impact…

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