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Jeffrey S. Crowley, M.P.H.

Director, Office of National AIDS Policy 

The National AIDS Strategy at One Year

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It’s been one year since we launched the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy and today we are releasing an implementation update to keep you up to speed on the latest work. We plan to release a more comprehensive progress report after the conclusion of the calendar year, but as we mark this critical first year, we…

Continuing Steps to Implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy as the Pandemic Turns 30

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As we reflect on the thirtieth year of the HIV pandemic, our work continues.  I wanted to share with you two developments at the White House as we mark this somber, but important milestone. HHS Announces New Steps to Implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Yesterday, I participated in a call with Health and Human Services…

My Visit to Swaziland: The Country with the World’s Highest HIV Prevalence Rate

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Last week, I wrote about my attendance at the PEPFAR annual meeting in South Africa, the country that has more people living with HIV (over 5 million) than any other country in the world.  After this meeting, I visited the neighboring country of Swaziland, which has the unwelcome distinction of having the highest HIV and…

Learning From Our Global HIV/AIDS Programs

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Last week, I was in Johannesburg, South Africa, where I attended the annual meeting of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.  Known as PEPFAR, this is the United States global HIV/AIDS program that was established by President Bush.  PEPFAR has been continued and strongly supported by President Obama.  The focus of this Administration has…

Institute of Medicine Releases Report on Health Care System Capacity for Increased HIV Testing and Provision of Care

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Today, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its third and final report in a project commissioned by the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).  Entitled “HIV Screening and Access to Care: Health Care System Capacity for Increased HIV Testing and Provision of Care,” the report examines the current capacity of the health care system to…

Agency Operational Plans and the President’s FY 2012 Budget Highlight Our Continued Efforts to Implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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One of the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy was to refocus existing efforts and deliver better results to the American people within current funding levels, as well as make the case for new investments. The Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) is excited to share some of the progress the Obama Administration has made…

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Coming Together to Fight HIV/AIDS

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To commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Senior Advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett shared her heart-felt thoughts on the importance of combating HIV/AIDS. Watch her video message: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness is not just a day to increase awareness, but a day to act on your own health. Do you know your status? If…

Moving Forward to Implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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In July, the President released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States, the most comprehensive effort to-date to set national priorities for responding to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic with quantitative metrics for measuring our progress. At that time, he also released a Federal Implementation Plan identifying specific action steps for 2010 and 2011 and…