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HHS Releases Report on Progress Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Ronald Valdiserri

At the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington, DC today, Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, released a report (PDF 607KB) on the progress made in 2011 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in pursuing the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS).  The report highlights key accomplishments…

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Indian Helath Service

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