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James Albino

Executive Director of the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico, The White House 

Puerto Rico Makes Important Strides To Support Vaccine Research to Combat HIV

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The Obama Administration is a strong partner in helping Puerto Rico to develop the industries that will support its long-term economic growth. One such opportunity is to work through the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico to identify opportunities can work more closely with partners to ensure that Puerto Rico’s best days are ahead. Earlier…

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

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Today, the Office of the Vice President, the White House Council on Women and Girls, and the White House Office of National AIDS Policy welcomed community leaders and Federal colleagues to celebrate progress to date by the President’s Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities. It is timely…

Commemorating National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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On Wednesday, March 14th at 8:30a.m. EST, please join the White House as we commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  This multi-agency event will discuss the intersection of HIV/AIDS, violence against women, and gender related health disparities. Speakers and panelists will examine the juncture of these three important issues that impact women’s lives both…

President’s FY 2013 Budget Supports Implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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On Monday, President Obama sent his Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal to Congress.  The budget proposal clearly demonstrates his determination to help the Nation achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and renews the President’s commitment to ending the AIDS pandemic. To address HIV/AIDS in the U.S., the 2013 Budget: Supports HIV/AIDS research….

Conversations on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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February 7, 2012 marks the 12th year for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a national community mobilization initiative that focuses on promoting HIV education, testing, involvement, and treatment to African Americans, who are disproportionately at risk for HIV/AIDS. As part of the Federal observance of NBHAAD, I spoke with three people who are helping…

Persistence, Promise, and Hope for the End: A New Year’s Message

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In the tumult of the holiday shopping, seasonal traffic delays, and endless bowls of eggnog, it was easy to miss the news that Science—one of the world’s leading scientific research journals—had chosen an HIV-related clinical trial as its 2011 Breakthrough of the Year . I caught that news while trying to wrap up some last-minute…

New Update: Registering for the NHAS Implementation Dialogues

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In two earlier blog posts we outlined the topic and format for a series of regional dialogues that the White House Office of National AIDS Policy will convene to focus attention on issues related to implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.  These events will be a forum for Federal, state and local agency representatives, researchers,…

Using National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) to Redouble Our Efforts to Respond to the HIV Prevention and Care Needs of Latinos

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According to CDC estimates , 9,400 Latinos in the United States were newly infected with HIV in 2009. Latinos make up 16% of the U.S. population, but approximately 20% of new infections. Sixty-four percent (or nearly two-thirds) of all HIV infections in the Latino community occur among gay and bisexual men. Among women, 1,700 heterosexual…