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Working to Break the Silence and Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness in Caribbean American Communities

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Caribbean American communities are incredibly diverse and have contributed greatly to the growth of this Nation. I learned from watching my mother, who worked as a nurse taking care of sugar cane plantation workers, not only the importance of hard work and dedication but also the importance of family and community. As a community, we…

White House Meeting on Black Men and HIV

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The toll of the HIV epidemic among Black men in the United States is staggering. CDC estimates that 1 in 16 Black men will become infected with HIV in their lifetime. An estimated two-thirds of people living with HIV/AIDS in the Black community are men, and Black men in some U.S. cities have HIV rates…

The Role of Public Private Partnerships in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Today, the White Office of National HIV/AIDS Policy (ONAP) engaged the business community, private foundations, and the HIV/AIDS community to begin a dialogue on how to improve the role of public private partnerships as our office develops the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). As a former director of a community based organization in Puerto Rico, I…

Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS: Meeting Updates

Reverend Calvin Butts and Anita McBride

Co-authored by Amy Palilonis, Presidential Management Fellow The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) held it’s 39th Full Council Meeting on Monday, April 26. The meeting began with a recap of February’s PACHA meeting, followed by the swearing in of two pending members, Reverend Calvin Butts and Anita McBride. Ann Gavaghan, Chief of Staff in…

ONAP to Hold Community Meeting and Conference Call on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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On Friday, May 14, 2010, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will hold a community meeting to provide an update and gain additional recommendations for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). For those who cannot attend the meeting in person, ONAP will hold a conference call shortly after the meeting to discuss the…

ONAP Releases Report of Community Recommendations for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Community Ideas for Improving the Response to the Domestic HIV Epidemic. A Report on a National Dialog on HIV/AIDS

Last fall, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) asked Americans to give us their input for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which will be released in the coming months. From the beginning, ONAP recognized that community feedback would be invaluable to our National HIV/AIDS Strategy development so we hosted 14 community discussions and meetings throughout…

National HIV/AIDS Strategy Meeting Videos Now Available

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As we mentioned in last week’s post, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) held a meeting on February 24, 2010 for the public to hear about the progress to date on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). A video is now available of last week’s public meeting. We spoke with some of our fellow attendees…

Federal Interagency Members Meet with Public on Next Steps for the National AIDS Strategy

National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS)

Approximately 200 people gathered today to hear about progress on one of President Obama's major initiatives—the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). This meeting provided an opportunity to update the public on the process for developing the Strategy, as well as current status and next steps. It allowed the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP)…