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HHS Submits Operational Plan for National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Dr. Ron Valdiserri

Today marks a milestone in our ongoing efforts to achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS): The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) submitted its NHAS operational plan to the White House. Upon release of the NHAS in July, the President tasked six Federal agencies with lead responsibility for implementing the…

Federal HIV/AIDS Funding Formulas Examined

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Last week, we convened the first in a series of ongoing discussions about the policies, formulas, and other factors that determine how Federal HIV/AIDS resources are allocated across the United States to departments of health, community-based organizations, and other grantees providing HIV/AIDS services. Participating in the discussion were personnel from the Department of Health and…

Commemorating World AIDS Day

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Today, Obama Administration officials and leaders in the AIDS community will speak at a World AIDS Day event at the White House to reflect on the lessons learned and the path forward in the fight against HIV and AIDS in the United States and around the world. The White House World AIDS Day Event will…

World AIDS Day

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Every year on December 1, we commemorate World AIDS Day to bring attention to the tremendous impact of the HIV epidemic in the United States and around the world. In observance of World AIDS Day, today CDC launched a special report, CDC Vital Signs on HIV Testing in the United States, in recognition of the…

Lead Federal Departments Confer About National HIV/AIDS Strategy Plans

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Representatives of each of the Federal agencies designated by the President as lead agencies responsible for implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) conferred by conference call last week to discuss the status of their respective department’s NHAS operational plans and to lay groundwork for future collaborations. Participants included representatives from the Departments of Labor, Justice,…

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy at the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care

Dr. Ron Valdiserri

The closing panel of the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care provided an in-depth discussion of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) from a variety of unique perspectives. The session began with Dr. Anthony Fauci from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases providing a comprehensive overview of the fundamental…

Engaging LGBT Leadership in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

NHAS LGBT Consult Planning Meeting

Gay and bisexual men have comprised the largest proportion of the HIV epidemic in the United States since the first cases were reported in the 1980s, and that has not changed. They still comprise the greatest proportion of infections nationally. (For more details on HIV/AIDS among gay and bisexual men, see CDC’s fact sheet (PDF…

PACHA Advises on HHS National HIV/AIDS Strategy Operational Plan

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The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) shared observations and feedback on a preliminary, confidential draft of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) Operational Plan during a members-only conference call on November 9, 2010. My colleague Christopher Bates, PACHA’s Executive Director, and I co-facilitated the call. Members of our…