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PACHA Appoints 11 New Members, Re-appoints 3

September 2014 PACHA Swearing In-010 (1)

At yesterday’s meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) in Washington, DC, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Wanda Jones, swore-in 11 new members and 3 re-appointed members. The PACHA provides advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding programs and policies intended to promote effective prevention of HIV disease, and to advance…

ONAP Town Halls in Oakland, San Francisco Identify Challenges, Progress on HIV

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Editor’s note: This week we continue our look back at some of the summer’s HIV/AIDS community highlights. Today we share reflections from our colleague Dr. Andrew Forsyth on two listening sessions held by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy in the San Francisco Bay area earlier this summer. On June 24 and 26,…

White House Meeting on HIV in the Southern United States

Ronald Valdiserri

Editor’s note: As summer winds down, we are looking back at some of the highlights of a busy summer in the HIV/AIDS field. Today we share reflections from Dr. Ron Valdiserri on a White House meeting on HIV in the southern U.S. held earlier this summer. HIV continues to take a heavy toll in states…

Surgeon agrees to treat HIV-positive patients after losing federal funding

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A California surgeon has voluntarily entered into a Post-Termination Compliance Agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to restore his eligibility to receive federal funding from HHS. The surgeon’s funding was terminated after OCR and the HHS Departmental Appeals Board concluded that he intentionally discriminated against…

ONAP Listening Sessions Continue in Chicago and New York City Next Week

The White House

Wrapping up a summer series of listening sessions around the country, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will host final sessions next week in Chicago and New York City. The listening sessions will focus on the local implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the HIV Care Continuum Initiative. Mr. Douglas…

Black Voices: Helping to Put an End to HIV Stigma

Meico Whitlock

Editor’s Note: The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors and The National Coalition of STD Directors launched this brief confidential survey  to learn about community attitudes and opinions related to health among Black and Latino gay men. Our Black Voices blogger, Meico Whitlock, encourages you to take the survey and explains its importance in addressing…

In Appreciation for Dr. Howard Koh’s Leadership in HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis as Assistant Secretary for Health

Dr. Koh at AIDS 2012

On behalf of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP), partners in government, and hundreds of HIV and viral hepatitis stakeholders across the nation, we wish to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Howard Koh as he prepares to end his more than five years of service as Assistant Secretary for Health. Howard…

Stepping Up the Pace on HIV/AIDS: Four Years of Progress, More Work to Do

The White House

Today, July 15, 2014, marks the fourth anniversary of the release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Thanks to President Obama’s leadership, we have made tremendous progress in addressing HIV/AIDS in the United States over the last four years. And today we are announcing additional steps to continue to implement the Strategy. They include an $11 million investment funded collaboratively by…