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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 

We Are Changing Our Name To: “HIV.gov”

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This week of World AIDS Day, we are announcing that we will be changing our name from AIDS.gov to HIV.gov in the spring of 2017. Why the name change? We write frequently about our commitments to following the science, tracking data, gathering user feedback, and responding to the community’s needs—and our name change honors those…

The Power of NLAAD

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October 15  is National Latinx* AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), which takes place on the last day of National Hispanic Heritage Month . It’s a good time to review the current impact of HIV on Latinos/Hispanics in the United States and to consider the steps we need to take to end the epidemic in our community….

IHS HIV Leadership — Changes & Resources

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Today, we share some news from the Indian Health Service (IHS). This month, Lisa Neel, MPH, (Cherokee) has moved from her position as the lead voice of the IHS HIV/AIDS Programs to the Tribal Epidemiology Centers Program at IHS. In six-plus years at the IHS National HIV/AIDS Program, Lisa has strengthened the foundation of our…

35th Anniversary of AIDS: Federal Leaders Reflect

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In advance of the 35th anniversary this Sunday, June 5, of the first reported cases of what would become known as AIDS in the United States, AIDS.gov sat down with two federal leaders in our response to HIV/AIDS to hear their reflections on this milestone. Despite Advances, HIV Stigma Still Impedes Progress In her reflection,…

The White House’s Amy Lansky Discusses What Drives Her Commitment to HIV Work

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Last month, Dr. Amy Lansky assumed leadership of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, where she had been serving as a senior advisor for more than a year. She recently talked with us about how she came to work in HIV, what keeps her passionate about this work, and how we can all…

CROI 2016 Plenary Session on HIV in Transgender Populations (Video)

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The 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston last month featured a first-ever plenary session on HIV in transgender populations by Dr. Tonia C. Poteat. I had the chance to visit with her following her presentation. I encourage you to watch Dr. Poteat’s plenary address at CROI. Dr. Poteat, an Assistant Professor…

Drs. Wolitski and McCray Discuss Data on Lifetime HIV Risk (Video)

People living in the South are more likely to be diagnosed with HIV over the course of their life than people in other parts of the country. States where risk is greatest include Maryland (1 in 49), Georgia (1 in 51), Florida (1 in 54), and Louisiana (1 in 56).

View Dr. Wolitski’s related conversation from CROI 2016 with CDC’s Dr. Jonathan Mermin here. New analysis by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicating that, if current HIV diagnoses rates persist, about 1 in 2 black men who have sex with men (MSM) and 1 in 4 Latino MSM in the…

Drs. Wolitski and Mermin Discuss Highlights of CDC Presentations at CROI 2016 (Videos)

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While at the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  in Boston last week, Dr. Rich Wolitski, Acting Director of the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, had an opportunity speak with Dr. Jono Mermin, Director of the CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, about highlights of some…