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Howard K. Koh, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Dr. Howard Koh

Since the first cases of AIDS were reported in 1981, gay men have been in the eye of the HIV hurricane in the United States—and they continue to bear the brunt of the epidemic in North America. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new study of HIV prevalence and…

U.S. Conference on AIDS and the Implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Dr. Howard Koh

I was honored to attend this year’s United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) and present at the closing session. In addition to speaking at that event, I was able to meet one-on-one with a number of conference participants. I had the pleasure to talk with executive directors, advocates, health department staff, people living with HIV/AIDS,…

International AIDS Conference Day 4: Dr. Koh Speaks with PACHA members Helene Gayle and Phill Wilson

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It was a great pleasure to speak with two members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria.

International AIDS Conference Day 3: Dr. Koh speaks on HIV Travel Restrictions

James Chau, USAID Goodwill Ambassador, and Dr. Howard Koh, MD, MPH

Today, I participated in a dialogue about nations lifting HIV-related travel restrictions. I was joined by distinguished colleagues, including the UNAIDS Executive Director, Mr. Michel Sidibe, the Honorable Dr. Richard N. Kamwi, Namibia's Minister of Health, Kevin Moody, CEO of GNP+ , and James Chau, UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador. Both Namibia and China lifted such travel…

International AIDS Conference Day 2: Dr. Koh Speaks with Dr. Jack Stein on Drug Control Policy

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Today is the second day of the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. I am honored to continue to represent the Department of Health and Human Services and to be part of the U.S. Delegation at the 2010 International AIDS Conference.

International AIDS Conference Day 1: Dr. Koh speaks on the National HIV/ AIDS Strategy

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It is an honor to represent the Department of Health and Human Services and to be part of the U.S. Delegation at the 2010 International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. On the opening day of the conference, I provided remarks at the session, A Discussion on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. A video of the entire…

HHS Releases Guidance for Syringe Services Programs

Dr. Howard Koh

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is committed to working with grantees and partners to reduce the spread of HIV and other infections in the United States. One preventable form of transmission is through HIV contaminated needles used by injection drug users (IDUs). In 2008, the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Today, May 19, is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Dr. Howard Koh

“Saving face can’t make you safe. Talk about HIV” is the theme for tomorrow’s sixth annual observance of National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. I am an Asian American who has seen the stigma and silence around HIV in my community, so this theme and the day itself have particular meaning for me….

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