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White House Office of National AIDS Policy to Host National HIV/AIDS Strategy Regional Forums

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Editor’s Note: Just announced! The location details are now available for the regional forum that will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 8. Please RSVP to attend any of these four regional forums to inform the update of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Over the next two months, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP)…

$60M Investment Supports Community Collaboratives to Strengthen HIV Prevention and Care for Gay Men of Color

Ronald Valdiserri

A new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week invests over $60 million from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) in a four-year demonstration project designed to improve HIV outcomes for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) of color. Up…

Office of National AIDS Policy to Host National HIV/AIDS Strategy Regional Forums

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Over the next two months, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will host four regional forums across the  country that will inform the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy for 2016-2020. Central to achieving the Strategy’s goals is sustained and ongoing dialogue with communities around the country, including state and local health officials, community based organizations,…

SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: Targeted Capacity Expansion for Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is seeking grant applications from community-based organizations (CBOs) or Tribes from areas of high HIV prevalence through its 2015 Targeted Capacity Expansion: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS. The purpose of this program is…

Conversations from CROI 2015: White House Director of ONAP – Douglas Brooks

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While at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections  (CROI) this week in Seattle, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, had the opportunity to talk with Mr. Douglas Brooks, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). Amidst presentations on the latest advances in HIV science from…

Call for Abstracts: 2015 National Summit on HCV and HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care

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The 2015 National Summit on HCV and HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care is seeking abstract submissions. Scheduled for June 4-6, 2015 in Arlington, Virgini a, the mission of the Summit is to support improvement in HCV and HIV testing, prevention, and linkage to care in the United States. Participants from the nation’s public…

White House National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event Highlights Two New Initiatives

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Two new initiatives focused on addressing the disproportionate impact of HIV among African Americans were among the issues highlighted during a roundtable discussion held this week by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).  ONAP Director Mr. Douglas Brooks, MSW, convened the February 4 gathering of federal colleagues and community leaders to mark…

Progress on HIV among African Americans, Still a Long Way to Go

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH

February 7 marks the 15th year of the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day observance. This day is a call to action for communities across the country to come together to reduce the burden of HIV and AIDS in Black America. We begin 2015 with hopeful signs that we, as a nation, are beginning to make…