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SAMHSA Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders

Our colleagues at SAMHSA have just released a new Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP), Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders. This is an important and helpful step toward achieving the fifth goal of the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, which calls on us to ensure that persons…

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…

Celebrating National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

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R. Gil Kerlikowske

This month, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is standing with President Obama and our public health partners to celebrate National Substance Abuse Prevention Month (PDF 349KB) in the month of October. As those in the public health community know, the best way to address some of the nation’s biggest health issues is…

Assistant Secretary Dr. Howard Koh Highlights Drug Prevention Month

Dr. Howard Koh and R. Gil Kerlikowske

Last month, Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, spoke with R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), about drug prevention during the observance of Prevention Month. You can watch their discussion at the ONDCP Web site. I want to highlight that to help reduce the number of new…

International AIDS Conference Day 2: Dr. Koh Speaks with Dr. Jack Stein on Drug Control Policy

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Today is the second day of the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. I am honored to continue to represent the Department of Health and Human Services and to be part of the U.S. Delegation at the 2010 International AIDS Conference.

Expanding Access to Evidence-Based Services for Injection Drug Users

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Co-authored by Jeffrey S. Crowley We have known from the very beginning of the HIV epidemic that sharing needles and other drug-related paraphernalia is associated with transmission of HIV and other infectious diseases including hepatitis B and C. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that injection drug use accounts for 12%…