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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 

HHS Awards $3.5 Million to Expand HIV/AIDS Care Capacity for Minorities

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Earlier this month, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced two grants totaling more than $3.5 million to reach beyond the Ryan White Program – the federally funded program that provides care and treatment to about half a million Americans living with HIV/AIDS – and provide expanded care and treatment for minority patients that have been impacted…

Youth, New Media, and HIV/AIDS: amfAR Congressional Briefing

Youth, New Media, and HIV/AIDS: amfAR Congressional Briefing

Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in a Congressional briefing sponsored by amfAR, HIV/AIDS and Youth: Moving Toward an HIV-Free Generation . During my presentation, "Youth HIV/AIDS Education 2.0: Applying New Media to Extend the Reach of HIV/AIDS Programs " (you can view the presentation slides on SlideShare ), I addressed four major themes:…

U.S. Conference on AIDS 2010 Wrap Up

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We’re back from the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) that was held last week in Orlando, Florida. Sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), USCA is the largest HIV/AIDS conference in the country and brings together leaders from across the U.S. to address issues that face us all. From the opening plenary, focused…

Remarks and Video from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the U.S. Conference on AIDS 2010

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Today is the second day of the U.S. Conference on AIDS and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke at the lunch-time plenary session. In her speech, Secretary Sebelius talked about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and HHS’ plans to concentrate funding in the communities most at-risk for HIV. She said, “If you’re a white, heterosexual woman like…

Affordable Care Act and People Living with HIV/AIDS

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Today is the second day of the U.S. Conference on AIDS and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be speaking at the lunch-time plenary session. We will be following up later today with a blog post about the session, but wanted to share with you a summary sheet, “How Does the Affordable Care Act Impact People…

The Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy talks about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the future

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Last month I spoke with Chris Collins, Vice President of Public Policy at American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and David Munar, Vice President of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago about their efforts with the Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy . The Coalition was founded in September 2007 and is comprised of over 500…

Interview with Ernest Hopkins and Bob Grant about Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

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Recently I sat down with Ernest Hopkins, Legislative Director at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation , and Bob Grant, M.D.,M.P.H. , Senior Investigator at the Gladstone Institute at University of California San Francisco , to talk about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Here is a video from our conversation.

HHS and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Dr. Ron Valdiserri

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where AIDS.gov is housed, has specific responsibilities for implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The Strategy is intended to be a roadmap plan for responding more effectively to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States. NHAS identifies a set of priorities and strategic action steps tied…