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An Inspiring Vision: Creating an AIDS-Free Generation

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Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at the National Institutes of Health about the remarkable progress that we have made in 30 years of fighting AIDS (You can watch or read her remarks here.) The Secretary also highlighted the extraordinary opportunity we now have to move toward an AIDS-free generation. For the first…

The U.S. Conference on AIDS and the Affordable Care Act

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This week marks the start of the 2011 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), November 10-13 in Chicago. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will speak at the opening plenary on Thursday, November 10. Related to these remarks, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released an updated fact sheet…

Secretary Clinton Delivers Remarks on the Future of the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic

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A note from the AIDS.gov team: Yesterday morning, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton affirmed the U.S. government’s commitment towards an AIDS-free generation. This historic announcement echoes the three goals of the United States’ National HIV/AIDS Strategy: (1) to reduce the number of people who become infected with HIV, (2) to increase access to care…

Announcing the Leading Health Indicators Apps Challenge

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Today, at the 138th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Dr. Howard Koh, our Assistant Secretary for Health, and I joined a distinguished group of health leaders for a discussion about the new “Leading Health Indicators” for Healthy People 2020 – a set of 12 categories that capture 26 key measures of…

How the Administration on Aging Embraced Social Media through Facebook

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In 2009, Facebook’s popularity was escalating and we started to believe that we were missing an important communications opportunity if we didn’t develop an Administration on Aging (AoA) Facebook page.  Before we started planning AoA’s Facebook page , we needed to ask and answer some questions. Who would be our audience and how would they…

Improving Health Disparities Data for a Healthier Nation

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This year we have achieved important milestones in our commitments to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities, including the release of Healthy People 2020 and the National Prevention Strategy, as well as the launch of the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. On Monday, we achieved yet another milestone, by implementing…

Women’s Health Issues Supplement Showcases Gender-Responsive National HIV/AIDS Programming for U.S. Women and Girls

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A just-released special supplement to the journal Women’s Health Issues provides in-depth information about gender-specific health considerations of U.S. women and girls in the HIV/AIDS epidemic and recommendations for national strategic programmatic improvements to meet their needs. The supplement grew out of a June 2010 forum, Bringing Gender Home: Implementing Gender-Responsive HIV/AIDS Programming for U.S….

HIV/AIDS Highlights from the 2011 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference

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CBCF "HIV Criminalization" Panel

Co-authored by Meico Whitlock, AIDS.gov Fellow   The nation’s HIV/AIDS epidemic was a key topic of discussion during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 2011 Annual Legislative Conference held earlier this fall. Thousands of African American elected officials, business leaders, media representatives, and others assembled for the four-day event in Washington, DC. HIV/AIDS Special Focus of…