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AIDS 2012: HIV in Gay and Bisexual Men

Greg Millett at AIDS 2012

The impact of the HIV epidemic on gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) around the world has received considerable attention at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012). The Lancet (the British medical journal) distributed a special issue on MSM across the globe to more than 20,000 conference attendees. The…

USG @ AIDS 2012 Video: Dr. Koh and Ambassador Goosby

Ambasaddor Goosby and Dr. Howard Koh

The XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) is the largest meeting of individuals from around the world working to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In this video interview, Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services talks with Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, about how the…

USG @ AIDS 2012 Video: Dr. Koh and Dr. Daulaire

Dr. Daulaire and Dr. Koh

While at the XIX International AIDS Conference, Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), took the opportunity to talk with Dr. Nils Daulaire, Director of the Office of Global Affairs at  HHS about his role at the Department and some of his take away messages…

Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh Addresses AIDS 2012

Dr. Howard Koh

During today’s AIDS 2012 plenary session, Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh, MD, MPH, discussed development and implementation of the United States’ first-ever comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Dr. Koh provided an overview of the Strategy’s three goals and shared brief examples of how the U.S. is working to achieve them. “As we build on the…

USG at AIDS 2012: Video with Dr. Anthony Fauci

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Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS, sat down with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH to discuss his speech at the opening plenary of AIDS 2012 and his 31 years as a physician and leader in HIV/AIDS scientific research. Having participated in International…

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Addresses AIDS 2012

Secretary Clinton at AIDS 2012

During today’s AIDS 2012 plenary session, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke about progress and next steps toward achieving an AIDS-free generation. During her remarks she echoed the call she first made on World AIDS Day 2011 for the world to join the United States in working to achieve the goal of an…

Secretary Sebelius Addresses Opening Session of AIDS 2012

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Tonight in Washington, DC, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius addressed the opening session of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012). “This week is a chance for each of us to arm ourselves with the latest science, to trade best practices, to learn from each other, and then go back to our communities…

SAMHSA Seeking Applications for $131.5 Million for Activities that Advance the National HIV/AIDS Strategy through Behavioral Health

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) recently released funding announcements for two programs whose purposes are closely aligned with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. “Substance abuse and HIV/AIDS are often interrelated issues and must be addressed in comprehensive ways,” said Gretchen Stiers, Ph.D., Director, Division of Policy Coordination in SAMHSA’s Office of Policy,…