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Achieving the Goals of the NHAS for Women

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Women supporting the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

One-fourth of Americans living with HIV are women. In the United States, the disease disproportionately impacts women of color: The HIV infection rate among Black women is 15 times that of white women and the rate among Hispanic women is more than four times that of white women, according to the most recent data from…

SAMHSA Launches Behavioral Health and HIV/AIDS Web Page

SAMHSA Behavioral Health and HIV/AIDS

Our HHS colleagues at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently launched a new page on their website devoted to behavioral health and HIV/AIDS. SAMHSA is dedicated to promoting wellness and reducing the impact of mental and substance use disorders on America’s communities and is among the Federal partners collaborating to implement…

Using Video to Tell Your Story: Reflections on 30 Years of AIDS and the One-Year Anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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I am the Strategy. Are You?

More than half of all internet users have watched and downloaded online videos according to the The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project . And over the past few weeks, we’ve shared videos about the importance of HIV testing and the progress that has been made since the first cases of AIDS were…

Congressional Briefing on the Anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Congressional Briefing 7/13/11

On the one-year anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy last week, I joined Mr. Jeffrey Crowley, Director of the White House Office on National AIDS Policy (ONAP), Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, and several colleagues from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) at a Congressional briefing organized by Congresswoman Barbara…

Models: Tools to Improve Decision Making about HIV

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Ronald Valdiserri

For those of us who work in the HIV/AIDS field, the month of July was dominated by exciting HIV prevention news coming out of the International AIDS Society meeting in Rome. Results from the HPTN 052 study showed that early, compared to delayed, antiretroviral treatment resulted in a 96% reduction in HIV transmission to uninfected…

Federal Leads Review Progress at One-Year Anniversary

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On the eve of the first anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), representatives of the six federal agencies tasked by the President with lead responsibility for implementing NHAS gathered for one of our regular meetings and shared updates on implementation progress. Chairing the meeting, the Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Howard Koh, praised the…

Engaging the Latino Community in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

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NCLR/CSULB Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training

This year, more than 20,000 people will attend the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., July 22-26, 2011. This conference is the largest gathering of the nation’s most influential individuals, organizations, institutions, and companies working with the Latino community. And this year, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) /California…

Engaging Businesses in Support of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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James Albino

Successfully achieving the National HIV/AIDS Strategy’s aggressive goals depends not only on Federal leadership, but also on new investments and new partnerships from all parts of society, including the private sector.  As my colleague Melody Barnes, the President’s Domestic Policy Adviser, noted in a prior post, we know that some of our biggest successes in…