National HIV/AIDS Strategy

White House’s Douglas Brooks Discusses the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 (Video)

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In this new video, Mr. Douglas Brooks, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, discusses with efforts underway to develop a five-year update to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which will be released on July 30, 2015. In this brief video, Mr. Douglas Brooks discusses the process underway to update the National…

White House’s Douglas Brooks Discusses Updating the National HIV/AIDS Strategy


Recently, I had the chance to speak with Mr. Douglas Brooks, MSW, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, about the update to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy he and his team have been developing. Below are his remarks. “Nearly five years ago, President Obama released our country’s first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy….

New Tool Available to Fight Insurance Discrimination Against Persons Living with HIV Infection

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Discrimination against persons living with HIV (PLWH) can take many forms in health care. Issues that have been raised include health insurers’ charging higher premiums for those with pre-existing conditions and their use of structured prescription drug benefits that limit access to HIV medical care and antiretroviral medications. Recently, the Harvard University Law School’s Center…

Presidential Proclamation– LGBT Pride Month, 2015

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PROCLAMATION — LGBT PRIDE MONTH, 2015 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION From the moment our Nation first came together to declare the fundamental truth that all men are created equal, courageous and dedicated patriots have fought to refine our founding promise and broaden democracy’s reach.  Over the course of…

ONAP Concludes Series of Community Forums on Updating National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Over the past month, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) hosted a series of listening sessions in four cities across the country—Los Angeles, Nashville, Detroit, and Boston—to gather community perspectives that will inform its update of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). At each session, Mr. Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, Director of ONAP,…

Share Your Ideas for Updating the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

National HIV/AIDS Strategy: More Information

On behalf of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), we invite you to share your ideas, feedback and recommendations for updating the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) [PDF 1.3MB]. Released in 2010, the Strategy is our nation’s first comprehensive plan to reduce new HIV infections, improve health outcomes for people living with HIV,…

HIV Care Continuum Video Updated

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Among the most popular videos on’s YouTube channel is a short animated video about the HIV care continuum produced in 2012. The video’s producer, Gilead, recently updated the video to reflect new data from CDC on the stages of the continuum and help viewers understand the steps to help people with HIV stay healthy,…

Mental Health Parity Proposed Rule for Medicaid and CHIP

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Editor’s Note: The National HIV/AIDS Strategy calls for increased support for people living with HIV/AIDS who have co-occurring conditions such as mental illness and drug or alcohol addiction, as part of a concerted national effort to get and keep people living with HIV into care. This proposed rule, as well as provisions in the Affordable…