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Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

PACHA to Convene Next Week

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The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) meets on January 27 and 28 in Washington, DC. During next week’s meeting, PACHA will receive an update on the operational plans submitted to the White House by the Federal Departments and Agencies identified as leads in the Strategy. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy tasks PACHA with monitoring the…

Stigma – 30 Years Into the Epidemic

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Our colleague Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will appear tonight on "Hope Survives: 30 Years of AIDS," an hour-long special on Anderson Cooper 360° at 9pm ET on CNN. The program will focus on the role stigma continues to play in the spread of HIV, and prevention and…

HHS Submits Operational Plan for National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Dr. Ron Valdiserri

Today marks a milestone in our ongoing efforts to achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS): The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) submitted its NHAS operational plan to the White House. Upon release of the NHAS in July, the President tasked six Federal agencies with lead responsibility for implementing the…

Federal HIV/AIDS Funding Formulas Examined

collage of photos from the meeting

Last week, we convened the first in a series of ongoing discussions about the policies, formulas, and other factors that determine how Federal HIV/AIDS resources are allocated across the United States to departments of health, community-based organizations, and other grantees providing HIV/AIDS services. Participating in the discussion were personnel from the Department of Health and…

Lead Federal Departments Confer About National HIV/AIDS Strategy Plans

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Representatives of each of the Federal agencies designated by the President as lead agencies responsible for implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) conferred by conference call last week to discuss the status of their respective department’s NHAS operational plans and to lay groundwork for future collaborations. Participants included representatives from the Departments of Labor, Justice,…

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy at the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care

Dr. Ron Valdiserri

The closing panel of the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care provided an in-depth discussion of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) from a variety of unique perspectives. The session began with Dr. Anthony Fauci from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases providing a comprehensive overview of the fundamental…

Engaging LGBT Leadership in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

NHAS LGBT Consult Planning Meeting

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, and that has not changed. They still comprise the greatest proportion of infections nationally. (For more details on HIV/AIDS among gay and bisexual men, see CDC’s fact sheet (PDF…

PACHA Advises on HHS National HIV/AIDS Strategy Operational Plan

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The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) shared observations and feedback on a preliminary, confidential draft of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) Operational Plan during a members-only conference call on November 9, 2010. My colleague Christopher Bates, PACHA’s Executive Director, and I co-facilitated the call. Members of our…

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