Douglas M. Brooks

MSW, Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy 

The White House Announcement: Hail and Farewell

Douglas Brooks, ONAP, headshot cropped for WP

Summary: Douglas Brooks sends a letter thanking community and government officials for their partnership and work during his two years in office. Dear Colleagues, After two extraordinary years with the Obama Administration, today is my last as the Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy. It’s been the opportunity of a lifetime to serve…

Tremendous Progress Made in HIV, but Serious Disparities Remain


Summary: Data released at this year’s CROI meeting demonstrates need for continued focus and action. This week, I’m in Boston for the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). It’s one of the premier scientific meetings where we hear the latest research in HIV prevention and treatment. Last year, for example, researchers presented undeniable…

The President’s Budget, Investing in our Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy

The White House

Summary: How does President Obama’s final budget request prioritize the needs of people living with and at high risk of HIV? Yesterday, the President released his Fiscal Year 2017 Budget in which he shows our continued focus on the biggest challenges facing the Nation, not just for the coming year but for decades to come….

What Drives Me? Getting to an AIDS-Free Generation


Recently, I had the chance to sit down with my good friend and colleague, Jamal Brown, Press Secretary for the White House Office of Management and Budget, to talk about priorities for achieving the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy through 2016 and my personal connection to HIV/AIDS work. Check out our chat here:

Giving and Getting the Gift of Health Care


Summary: This holiday season, Douglas Brooks shares his gratitude for quality health care, living with HIV over the last 25 years. I was diagnosed with HIV 25 years ago. At the time, there was little hope. When I mentioned to my doctor that I was afraid, he, also a gay man, replied: “We all are.” …

World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act Is Now

The White House

Summary: The U.S. government theme for World AIDS Day 2015 will be “The Time to Act Is Now” We are pleased to announce the theme for World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act Is Now. There is no better time than World AIDS Day to recommit ourselves to achieving an AIDS-free generation. This year,…

Hacer frente al impacto del VIH/SIDA en la comunidad latina

The White House

Summary: La Casa Blanca publicó una traducción al español de la Estrategia Nacional contra el VIH/SIDA en el Día Nacional de Concientización de los Latinos sobre el VIH/SIDA. Hoy es el Día Nacional de Concientización de los Latinos sobre el VIH/SIDA. Con motivo de esta conmemoración anual, la Casa Blanca va a publicar la Estrategia Nacional…

Addressing the Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Latino Community

The White House

Summary: Today the White House released a Spanish translation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy on National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Today is National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an opportunity to make sure that we are engaging the Latino community in the Administration’s work towards an AIDS free generation.  As one step in this important effort, the…