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Grant Colfax

MD, Director, Office of National AIDS Policy 

Sharing Responsibility, Strengthening Results

The White House

The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.” Now more than ever, it is a fitting theme as the United States focuses, both on the domestic and global fronts, on building partnerships that strengthen our response to HIV and AIDS. Here in the U.S., we are…

On World AIDS Day, Tracking Our Progress

The White House

Editor’s Note: Today the White House held an event in recognition of World AIDS Day. Video from the livestreamed event will be posted tomorrow at http://www.whitehouse.gov/video. Click here for the fact sheet: Shared Responsibility to Strengthen Results for an AIDS-Free Generation. Last July, President Obama established the HIV Care Continuum Initiative, which addresses the gaps in care…

Addressing the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities

White House

Today we are proud to announce the release of the report by the President’s Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities. We have had the honor of serving as co-chairs of the interagency Federal Working Group since March 2012, when President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum…

Focusing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: The HIV Care Continuum Initiative

Colfax

As we celebrate the third anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, our nation’s first comprehensive plan to address the domestic epidemic, President Barack Obama has reaffirmed the Administration’s commitment to the Strategy’s vision and goals, and directed federal departments to prioritize addressing the HIV continuum of care as they continue to implement the Strategy. While…

FY 2014 Budget reflects the Administration’s Commitment to Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

White House

Last week, the President sent Congress his budget for fiscal year 2014. The 2014 Budget highlights this Administration’s ongoing commitment to implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Budget also aligns with the President’s commitment to achieving the goals of the Strategy by investing in evidence-based interventions, focusing efforts in populations most affected by HIV, and supporting vital…

Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Across the United States

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Successful implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (the Strategy) requires ongoing collaboration among Federal, state, and local governments and key non-governmental stakeholders. As part of our ongoing efforts to support Strategy implementation, ONAP is convening community discussions across the United States. Discussions are focusing on the following key areas: State and local efforts to concentrate…

Progress to Date: President’s Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities

White House

Violence is common in the lives of women and girls living with, and at risk for, HIV/AIDS, and the Obama Administration is working to address these intersecting issues. In March 2012, the President  issued a Presidential Memorandum creating the “Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities Working Group”. Sunday marks Women and…

We Want to Hear from You

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As we commemorated World AIDS Day earlier this month, the importance of addressing the needs of women and girls as part of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy was clear. While we have made tremendous progress in learning how to prevent and treat HIV, including among women and girls, much work remains.  Of the approximately 1.1 million people living…