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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….

12 Cities Project Evaluation Highlights Impacts on Coordination of HIV/AIDS Services

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As readers may recall, the 12 Cities Project was undertaken as an element of the HHS National HIV/AIDS Strategy Operational Plan in “an effort to support comprehensive HIV/AIDS planning and cross-agency response in 12 communities hit hard by HIV/AIDS”. The project sought to advance the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) by building on…

Progress on the National HIV Strategy: A Conversation with Dr. Koh and Dr. Valdiserri

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On December 1st, we will commemorate World AIDS Day, which is a time to reflect on the progress we have made in the 31 years since AIDS was first discovered. As part of that observance, Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, sat…

National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) – Monday (October 15)

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Between September 15 and October 15, we remember and honor the great contributions and legacy of Latino Americans to this country. Their contributions are part of the fabric that makes up the rich diversity of this nation. But being a Latino in the United States also brings challenges in health and health care, including the…

U.S. Conference on AIDS – More Highlights from Day 2

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At the annual U.S. Conference on AIDS on Monday, Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), offered a plenary speech on the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Describing the NHAS as a road map for all public and private stakeholders, he highlighted a number of its key…

U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights from Day 1

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The annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) opened on Sunday, September 30, 2012. Among the highlights were two plenary sessions engaging the audience of over 2,000 in exploring important topics related to aligning efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Spotlight on HIV/AIDS among Women “Not without women will we turn the tide on HIV/AIDS,” declared…

2012 U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights from Pre-Conference Summit to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in America

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In advance of the annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA), approximately 150 people gathered in Las Vegas over the weekend for the Summit to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in America. The two-day event was organized by the National Minority AIDS Council  (NMAC), the host of USCA, and attended by executive directors of community-based organizations from…

2012 U.S. Conference on AIDS Begins This Weekend

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The annual U.S. Conference on AIDS   (USCA) began this weekend. You can follow us on Twitter (#usca2012). Beginning Monday, we’ll share brief daily highlights from the conference focusing particularly on issues related to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Organized by the National Minority AIDS Council  (NMAC), the conference brings together more than 2,000 participants from…