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New National Resource Center to Prevent HIV/AIDS among Adolescents

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The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), with funding from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, is pleased to announce a new resource center solely focused on the prevention of HIV/AIDS among adolescents.  Launched on June 25, 2012, the center provides a central, online location for youth-serving professionals to access training, technical assistance, information exchange, and…

Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Awards FY12 Funds to Address HIV/AIDS in Minority Communities

Ronald Valdiserri

In late spring, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) and the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) announced the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) awards by the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF). The fund made 29 competitive awards (PDF 2MB) ranging in size from $200,000 to $6,800,000 to ten HHS…

President Highlights HIV/AIDS at LGBT Pride Month Reception

Dr. Grant Colfax

President Barack Obama highlighted HIV/AIDS during his remarks at an LGBT Pride Month reception hosted at the White House on June 15, 2012. Paying tribute to the generations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans who have devoted their lives to the fight for equality, the President also called attention to his Administration’s work to…

Increasing HIV Testing, Including Rapid Testing, in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Dr. Valdiserri

Although the U.S. has made progress in reducing the number of new HIV infections among injection drug users and their sexual partners, CDC estimates that injection drug users represented 9% of new HIV infections in 2009 and 17% of those living with HIV in 2008.  Since the U.S. HIV/AIDS epidemic began, more than 175,000 injection…

Leading Health Indicators June Spotlight on HIV Status Awareness

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With National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) approaching on June 27, our partners at the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) are putting the spotlight on HIV status awareness with an upcoming webinar and some new tools for community and public health partners. ODPHP, also located within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for…

Measuring Meaningful HIV Clinical Care Outcomes

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Collecting and analyzing data are critical to the success of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) – we need to know what’s most effective in improving the health and wellness of the 1.2 million people in the United States living with HIV. One challenge is the lack of consensus on what core indicators to use to…

AIDS 2012 Satellite Meeting on Implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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With only two months to go before we gather with colleagues from across the country and around the globe at AIDS 2012 in Washington, DC, HHS and other parts of our government are working on many facets of the U.S. government’s participation in this international conference hosted by the International AIDS Society . One of…

NHAS Federal Leads Confer on Possible Collaborative Activities

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Ronald Valdiserri

On Monday, April 25, 2012, representatives of the six federal agencies designated by the President as lead agencies with responsibility for implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) met to continue our collaborative efforts to implement the Strategy and discuss plans for possible cross-departmental activities. Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy…

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