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HRSA Announces Funding Availability to Support New Part C Programs Offering Early HIV Intervention Services

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Last week, the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that will support between 5 and 10 new Part C programs offering HIV early intervention services (EIS) in areas of the country where the HIV epidemic is increasing, demand for services has increased, and the…

HHS Requests Information on New HIV Data Project

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Federal funding for HIV services is spread across multiple departments, agencies, and programs each with its own mission, priorities, and history. In order to achieve a more coordinated national response to the HIV epidemic, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) recommends that the Federal government develop improved mechanisms to: 1) monitor, evaluate, and report on progress…

Eliminating Disparities in HIV/AIDS

J. Nadine Gracia

As we commemorate National Minority Health Month during April, we recognize that this is truly a moment of unprecedented opportunity for health equity – including equity in HIV prevention and care. One year after the launch of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’ first-ever Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities…

Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Important Allies in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Universities and colleges play an important role in the nation’s response to HIV/AIDS—educating young people; preparing the next generations of health care providers, researchers, teachers, and public health professionals; conducting research that helps us improve our response; and even educating their faculty, staff and communities about HIV/AIDS. In fact, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy points specifically…

Kaiser Permanente Shares Expertise with Other Health Care Providers to Improve Health Equity for People Living with HIV

Dr. Michael Horberg, Kaiser Permanente

AIDS.gov recently spoke with Dr. Michael Horberg, Director of HIV/AIDS for Kaiser Permanente and a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), about the Kaiser Permanente HIV Challenge , an important private sector effort to improve the delivery of HIV care in support of the goals the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Announced earlier this…

Institute of Medicine Releases Report on Monitoring HIV Care in the United States

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Yesterday, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a long-awaited report commissioned by the Office of National AIDS Policy back in 2010. IOM was tasked with recommending a list of essential indicators that can be standardized across various databases to provide a snapshot of the use of clinical services among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs).  Recent…

PACHA Meeting Examines Women and HIV, Other Issues at Winter Meeting

Nancy Mahon

At the end of last month, the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) convened for its first meeting of 2012. It was my privilege to lead that meeting, my first as PACHA’s new chairperson. Our agenda was a very full one and the discussions thoughtful, rich, and informative. As we embarked on our work, we…

Advances in Science Advance the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Ronald Valdiserri

The President has committed to supporting a National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) that is “grounded in the best science.” Scientific research efforts have greatly expanded our understanding of HIV/AIDS and produced a large number of critical tools and interventions to help us diagnose, prevent, and treat HIV. The past year has been particularly productive with important…