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

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

Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund Supports $14.2 Million in Awards to 8 States to Improve HIV Testing and Engagement in Care

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This week, our partners at CDC announced that eight state health departments have been awarded a total of $14.2 million in first-year funding under a new, innovative, three-year cross-HHS demonstration project aligned with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The eight states – Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia – have a…

Celebrating National Recovery Month and Associated Efforts to Strengthen Viral Hepatitis Services

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September marks the 23rd annual observance of National Recovery Month (Recovery Month).  Our colleagues at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) organize Recovery Month as an observance to educate Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable people with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live…

CDC Now Recommends All Baby Boomers Receive One-time Hepatitis C Test

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Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released final expanded hepatitis C screening recommendations calling for all Americans born from 1945 through 1965 to get a one-time test for hepatitis C. Aimed at identifying more hidden infections among those most affected by the disease and reducing the rising toll of hepatitis C-related…

Conversations from AIDS 2012: Ron Valdiserri and Tiffany West Discuss Washington, DC’s Response to HIV/AIDS

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Editor’s Note: We had opportunities to catch up with so many great partners while at AIDS 2012 last month, we have been sharing interviews over the past three weeks. This is our final interview in the series.   In the final of my series of conversations from AIDS 2012, I had an opportunity to sit…

Celebrating Community Health Centers

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Health Center Week

This week, we join our colleagues across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in celebrating the work of the HHS-supported community health centers during National Health Center Week. The centers provide preventive and primary care services to more than 20 million Americans every year and are important partners in implementing the National HIV/AIDS…

Conversations from AIDS 2012: Ron Valdiserri and Kathie Hiers Discuss HIV/AIDS in the South

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Editor’s Note: We had opportunities to catch up with so many great partners on so many important issues while at the XIX International Conference on AIDS (AIDS 2012) last month, we are continuing to bring you interviews this week. During AIDS 2012 late last month, I had an opportunity to sit down with Ms. Kathie…

Conversations from AIDS 2012: Ron Valdiserri and Gina Brown on Women’s HIV Research

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Editor’s Note: We had opportunities to catch up with so many great partners while at the XIX International Conference on AIDS (AIDS 2012 ) in July, we are continuing to bring you interviews on a host of important issues. During the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012 ) last month, I had an opportunity to…

CDC Releases Demographic Analysis of HIV Treatment Cascade at AIDS 2012

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At the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012 ) last week, CDC released important information that helps us look more closely at the HIV treatment cascade. Their national analysis is the first to examine the proportion of persons engaged in the stages of HIV care by race/ethnicity, gender, age, and risk factor. This information helps…

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