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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…

November’s Top 10 Ways the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Improves the National Response to HIV/AIDS

Top 10

Last week, we announced that we’d be posting monthly National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) Top Ten lists to reinforce key parts of the NHAS. Today’s post is November’s Top Ten list. By 2015, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy aims to: Reduce new HIV infections Lower the annual number of new infections by 25% Reduce HIV transmission by…

Top 10 Ways the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Improves the National Response to HIV/AIDS

Top 10 Ways the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Improves the National Response to HIV/AIDS

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) contains many different elements and goals for creating a nation “where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socioeconomic circumstance will have unfettered access to high-quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination.” To shed…

Today is Veterans Day

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Today we thank our veterans for their service to the nation—and we recognize that the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) is the single largest provider of HIV care in the United States. The VA is a major partner in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. You can learn more about the VA’s HIV programs at HIV/AIDS: For…

Assistant Secretary Dr. Howard Koh Highlights Drug Prevention Month

Dr. Howard Koh and R. Gil Kerlikowske

Last month, Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, spoke with R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), about drug prevention during the observance of Prevention Month. You can watch their discussion at the ONDCP Web site. I want to highlight that to help reduce the number of new…