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Timothy Harrison, PhD

Senior Policy Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

Strategy in Action: Organizations Use Storytelling and Training to Deliver HIV/AIDS Prevention Messages to Black MSM

The Strategy in Action. Communities respond to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Across the country, organizations are responding in innovative ways to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy’s call to reduce HIV-related disparities and health inequities, including those experienced by African American gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). African Americans have the most severe burden of HIV of all racial/ethnic groups in the United…

HHS Consultation on HIV among Black Gay and Bisexual Men

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New data released last week from CDC underscored the disproportionate burden of HIV being borne by young Americans. CDC reported that in 2010 about 1 in 4 (26%) of all new HIV infections occurred among youth ages 13 to 24 years – that’s 12,000 new HIV infections annually or 1,000 per month in this population….

Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Important Allies in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Universities and colleges play an important role in the nation’s response to HIV/AIDS—educating young people; preparing the next generations of health care providers, researchers, teachers, and public health professionals; conducting research that helps us improve our response; and even educating their faculty, staff and communities about HIV/AIDS. In fact, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy points specifically…

U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights of Day 2

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Phill Wilson, Founder/CEO of the Black AIDS Institute addresses the 2011 USCA (photo courtesy of E. Negron/NMAC)

This is the second in our series of daily highlights from USCA 2011. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) was featured prominently again in several sessions. Game Changers – Redefining HIV Yesterday’s inspiring and thought provoking plenary session challenged the more than 2,500 participants to contemplate how advances in HIV are redefining their roles. The session opened…

Capitol Hill Briefing Kicks Off Countdown to National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

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On Tuesday, September 20, I had the opportunity to speak at a briefing on Capitol Hill about National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). The briefing kicked off activities that will culminate in the annual observance of the AIDS awareness day on October 15. There was much discussion of data recently released by the Centers of…

FY11 Awards Made Under the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund

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SMAIF FY10-FY11 comparison by Activity Type

In a post last month, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, provided an overview of the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) and highlighted the changes that were made this year to bring it into better alignment with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and recommendations from a recent program evaluation. As…

HIV/AIDS Faith Evening Webinar – May 26th at 5:00 p.m. ET

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The HHS Partnership Center and White House Office for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships are hosting an evening HIV/AIDS webcast, live from the White House this Thursday at 5:00 p.m. ET. This event provides an opportunity for your congregation or community organization to host a watch party and join in the discussion on preventing and responding to…