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Encouraging News on the Scientific Front; Moving It Forward to Policy and Programs

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In last week’s post, I previewed the International AIDS Conference in Rome. This week I’d like to offer some brief reflections on the activity there, and what it means for our PEPFAR programs. For those of us who have been working in this field for some time — which in my case is about 30…

White House Commemorates World Hepatitis Day 2011

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Today, I was honored to participate in a special White House event to commemorate the first official World Hepatitis Day.  This event was one of many held across the United States and around the world for communities to join together and focus attention on the global health threat of viral hepatitis and promote actions to…

Federal Leads Review Progress at One-Year Anniversary

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On the eve of the first anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), representatives of the six federal agencies tasked by the President with lead responsibility for implementing NHAS gathered for one of our regular meetings and shared updates on implementation progress. Chairing the meeting, the Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Howard Koh, praised the…

Social Media for Nonprofits

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Last month, I attended Social Media for Nonprofits in San Francisco, a conference series taking place in cities across the country. The conferences bring together social media experts and nonprofit leaders to share what’s working in fundraising, marketing, and advocacy. I learned about several social media tools and tips relevant for the AIDS community. Participate….

Engaging the Latino Community in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

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This year, more than 20,000 people will attend the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., July 22-26, 2011. This conference is the largest gathering of the nation’s most influential individuals, organizations, institutions, and companies working with the Latino community. And this year, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) /California…

Engaging Businesses in Support of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Successfully achieving the National HIV/AIDS Strategy’s aggressive goals depends not only on Federal leadership, but also on new investments and new partnerships from all parts of society, including the private sector.  As my colleague Melody Barnes, the President’s Domestic Policy Adviser, noted in a prior post, we know that some of our biggest successes in…

Speaking out about HIV/AIDS, one button at a time

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Editor’s Note: This is the fifth post in a series exploring the 30th anniversary of HIV and AIDS. Beginning last June 3, the National Museum of American History has been marking the anniversary of the emergence of the HIV and AIDS epidemic with a three-part display and companion website. This blog series provides additional context…

CDC Launches Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) Web Page

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched a new web page providing details about the Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) Project, which is a cornerstone of the larger HHS-wide 12 Cities Project. The new page provides information on the three-year demonstration project funded by CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) for the…