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Roadmap for a Digital Government

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When the Internet revolution arrived in the 1990s, the U.S. Government embraced this new medium to interact with the American people.  Today, what started as basic information pages has evolved into sophisticated transactional systems that allow us to pay taxes online, download medical records, and so much more. Like the 1990s, we are now in…

NHAS Federal Leads Confer on Possible Collaborative Activities

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Ronald Valdiserri

On Monday, April 25, 2012, representatives of the six federal agencies designated by the President as lead agencies with responsibility for implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) met to continue our collaborative efforts to implement the Strategy and discuss plans for possible cross-departmental activities. Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy…

The New Facebook Timeline: A Tool in Response to HIV

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AIDS.gov Facebook Timeline

It’s estimated that 96% of Facebook users never revisit fan pages once they hit the “like” button. We at AIDS.gov hope this changes with the new features of the Facebook timeline for Facebook Pages. Three months ago, Facebook announced that Facebook Page owners had a month to update their profiles to the new timeline format…

Updates on National HIV/AIDS Strategy and Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Shared with Primary Care and HIV Providers

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Panel at Health HIV Conference

Along with several federal colleagues, I had the opportunity late last month to discuss the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the Action Plan for the Prevention Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) during a panel presentation at a national healthcare conference. We shared highlights of our efforts to coordinate activities as we implement…

A Day to Act on HIV and Viral Hepatitis in the Asian and Pacific Islander Community

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Dr. Koh

Tomorrow (May 19) our Nation marks the eighth annual National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and the first–ever National Hepatitis Testing Day. Both observances represent “calls to action” for the country and hold special meaning for me. As an Asian American physician, I have cared for many individuals living with HIV and/or hepatitis….

General Information Guide Now Available to Help You Navigate AIDS 2012

AIDS 2012 Badge

With over 20,000 participants and more than 250 sessions, you may be starting to wonder how you will navigate AIDS 2012. This week, conference organizers released the General Information Guide  to help you with your planning. The Guide contains a wealth of practical information, including details about on-site registration and check-in, a convention center map,…

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: Moving toward a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: May 18th

Tomorrow (May 18th) is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD).  This annual observance is a day for education about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research. And, on this day, we pause to recognize and thank the thousands of volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists who are working together to find a safe and effective…

HRSA Seeks Public Input on Ryan White Reauthorization

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Ronald Valdiserri

As part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) efforts to plan for the 2013 reauthorization of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has launched a number of activities to collect ideas from stakeholders that will inform our policy deliberations. The Ryan White Program is the largest…