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On June 5, many in the HIV/AIDS community and beyond will stop to recognize the 30 years of AIDS, remember the first report of the cases of AIDS and look at where we have come in our response to the HIV epidemic. In commemoration, on June 15 at 3pm ET, AIDS.gov will host a webinar/conference…

A Bridge for ADAPs to 2014: A National Conversation

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On April 7, 2011, on behalf of the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, I attended “A Bridge for ADAPs to 2014: A National Conversation,” an event hosted by Dr. E. Blaine Parrish, Associate Dean of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington, DC. The purpose of this meeting was to bring together a…

One Year: The Affordable Care Act

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A year ago this week, President Obama signed the landmark Affordable Care Act into law.  In just one year, the Affordable Care Act has already given Americans more freedom and control over their health care choices. The Affordable Care Act is working to lower health care costs for families and businesses. It also is working…

A Call to Action: Leveraging Private Sector Support for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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When President Obama released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (PDF 1.2MB) in July 2010, he said, “The Federal government can’t do this alone, nor should it.  Success will require the commitment of governments at all levels, businesses, faith communities, philanthropy, the scientific and medical communities, educational institutions, people living with HIV, and others.”  Clearly, success at…

Agency Operational Plans and the President’s FY 2012 Budget Highlight Our Continued Efforts to Implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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One of the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy was to refocus existing efforts and deliver better results to the American people within current funding levels, as well as make the case for new investments. The Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) is excited to share some of the progress the Obama Administration has made…

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Kevin Fenton: Health Protection Perspectives

October 15 is the eighth annual National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), a day to take action to stop the spread of HIV in Latino communities across the United States. Founded by the Latino Commission on AIDS , NLAAD focuses on how Latinos can work together to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in the community….

Making HIV Prevention the Priority

Kevin Fenton: Health Protection Perspectives

On September 24th, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that CDC allocated $30 million of the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund to expand HIV prevention efforts under the President’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The funding includes nearly $22 million of grants for state and local health departments….

ONAP Commissions Institute of Medicine to Examine Data Gaps in Monitoring Access and Quality of HIV Care

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Co-authored by Gregorio Millett, M.P.H., Senior Policy Advisor This time last year, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) announced a contract with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to conduct a series of policy analyses to help inform the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The first of three reports from this project was released two weeks ago…