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

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

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….