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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 

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…

New Media and the 2010 National Gay Men’s Health Summit

Pride Ribbon

Later this month, the 2010 National Gay Men’s Health Summit (GMHS 2010) will take place August 25-30 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. According to the recently released National HIV/AIDS Strategy, “Gay and bisexual men have comprised the largest proportion of the HIV epidemic in the United States since the first cases were reported in the 1980s,…

Wrap-up from the International AIDS Conference in Vienna

IAC 2010 attendees

Co-authored by Michelle Samplin-Salgado, AIDS.gov New Media Strategist Today is the last day of the International AIDS Conference . Throughout the week we’ve had the pleasure of hearing key scientific outcomes along with policy and program updates from the meeting. We were encouraged by the expanded use of new media at the conference this year….

NIH’s Dr. Jack Whitescarver Honored with New IAS Presidential Award for His Outstanding Commitment to the Global Fight Against HIV

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Julio Montaner and Dr. Jack Whitescarver

Today, the International AIDS Society (IAS) honored Dr. Jack Whitescarver, Associate Director for AIDS Research of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Director of the NIH Office of AIDS Research, for his outstanding commitment to the global fight against HIV, and his pioneering work in the field. During the closing session of the XVIII…