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Multiple Community Partners Collaborate to Address HIV/AIDS Among Women in the Pacific Northwest


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Later this month I will have the honor of speaking to a regional training conference about women of color and HIV/AIDS for health professionals from the Pacific Northwest. This training is just one of many important local, state, and regional community mobilizations aligned with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy that are unfolding across the country. Like…

HHS Strategy Implementation Group Reviews Progress, Identifies Additional Opportunities


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Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened a meeting of its department-wide National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) Implementation Group. This was the first meeting of the group since the completion of the HHS NHAS Operational Plan and its public release in mid-February. During the meeting, representatives of operational divisions and staff offices…

Highlights from the White House Meeting for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Last month I attended a White House meeting for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 11). This meeting brought together leaders from across the country and focused on where the response is today when it comes to HIV among women and girls in the U.S. After the event I spoke with some of…

PEPFAR and Ukraine: A Partnership To Stop the Spread of HIV

I recently visited Ukraine for the first time in my role as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. I was pleased to have the opportunity to return to Ukraine, a country where I have spent considerable time working to strengthen HIV prevention, care and treatment services. Ukraine is currently experiencing the most severe HIV epidemic in Europe…

Highlights from SXSWi

The 2011 South by Southwest Interactive festival last month brought almost 19,000 attendees to Austin, Texas from all over the globe, a 40% increase over last year. The additional numbers were noticeable, right from the start. Sessions filled up quickly, escalators jammed more frequently, and the conference locales spread out from the Austin Convention Center…