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Miguel Gomez

Director, AIDS.gov, and Senior Communications Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

Dennis deLeon (1948-2009)

Dennis deLeon

It is with great sadness that we recognize the loss of our friend and colleague, Dennis deLeon, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS , and a staunch ally in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Dennis passed away of heart failure this morning in New York. I was privileged to work with Dennis since the early…

Today is World AIDS Day: Turning Remembrance into Action

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Today is World AIDS Day and at AIDS.gov we are pausing to reflect on the importance of this day, to remember the friends that we have lost, and to acknowledge all the people, all of YOU, who are working to respond to HIV and AIDS. Today is a day to remember, but it is also…

White House Hosts Senior Officials to Discuss the Domestic Response to HIV/AIDS

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and Ambassador Eric P. Goosby, MD, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

I just came back from an event at the White House, where Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced that the 2012 International AIDS Conference will be held in Washington DC. This decision by the International AIDS Society comes as a result of President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. will end its entry restrictions on…

World AIDS Day Federal Conference Call: Voices of Senior Leaders, Staff, and Grantees

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Last week we sponsored a World AIDS Day conference call for Federal staff and grantees who work on HIV/AIDS issues. Speakers on the call included senior HIV leaders from the White House and the Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, State, and Veterans Affairs. Approximately 900 sites worldwide (representing well over…

Highlights from the 2009 U.S. Conference on AIDS

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Co-authored by Jennie Anderson, Josie Halpern-Finnerty, and Michelle Samplin-Salgado JoAnne Keatley , UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender HIV Prevention delivers the opening plenary remarks at USCA We just got back from the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) , sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) , and are feeling very energized. There…

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and the Internet

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Understanding how gay and bisexual men are using the Internet and its impact on HIV transmission, testing, and care is critical. Sunday, September 27, is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD), which National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) and its partners originated and sponsor. NAPWA is using the Internet to support this day…

Widgets in Action

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The New York State AIDS Institute created a widget to link over 200 New York emergency room departments to HIV/AIDS information . Doctors can use this “one-stop shop” approach to better assess and treat patients exposed to HIV. Since widgets continually update with the most current medical recommendations, they can be both efficient and effective…

H1N1 Flu and HIV Webinar Highlights

H1N1 and HIV Webinar

Nearly 850 participants joined AIDS.gov online and/or via conference call last week to hear from leading experts and local grantees about H1N1 Preparedness and HIV. On the webinar we heard from our Federal colleagues, CDC’s Dr. John Brooks, and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Dr. Elizabeth Higgs, along with Ryan White grantees such…