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With Gratitude for Dr. Colfax’s Service

President Obama greets Grant Colfax and Gayle Smith of the National Security Council as Valerie Jarrett looks on.

As his tenure as Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy comes to a close this week, we extend our sincere appreciation to Dr. Grant Colfax for his service. Appointed by President Obama as his lead advisor on domestic HIV/AIDS in 2012, Dr. Colfax has since been responsible for overseeing implementation of…

Dr. Koh’s 2013 World AIDS Day Reflections

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As we enter the last days of 2013, we at AIDS.gov are aware that the recent observance of World AIDS Day generated widespread reflection on the progress and challenges of responding to the HIV epidemic in the United States and around the globe. Today, we are releasing a video in which Dr. Howard Koh, U.S….

New Federal Actions Aim to Improve Outcomes Along the HIV Care Continuum: World AIDS Day Update

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One of the recurring themes of the World AIDS Day observance held earlier this month was the vital role of partnerships in our domestic and global response to HIV/AIDS. Collaborations between researchers, funders, pharmaceutical companies, people at risk for and living with HIV, community leaders, service providers, and other key partners create tools for HIV…

Justice Department Settles with South Carolina Department of Corrections to End Discrimination Against Inmates with HIV

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Editor’s note: Earlier this fall, the U.S. Department of Justice released this important announcement regarding its ongoing efforts to address HIV-related discrimination. Please read. The Justice Department announced on September 30, 2013 that it had reached a settlement with the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) and its director, to resolve alleged violations of Title…

Statement by the President on the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act

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[Released November 21, 2013] Earlier today, I signed into law the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation that allows scientists to carry out research into organ donations from one person with HIV to another.  For decades, these organ transplants have been illegal. It was even illegal to study whether they could…

OPA Funds New HIV Grants

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The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Population Affairs (OPA) is pleased to announce the award of $8,145,910 to 18 recipients under the announcement Integrating Routine HIV Testing and Linkage to HIV Care and Treatment in Family Planning Services Grants. These awards were made possible in part by resources from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS…

Massachusetts HIV/AIDS Plan Aligns with National Strategy to End HIV/AIDS Epidemic

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In September 2013, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (MDPH) Office of HIV/AIDS released its latest strategic plan intended to further the state’s long-standing success in combating the HIV epidemic in the Commonwealth. As explained in the plan, advances in HIV prevention, diagnostics and treatment, as well as greater integration of public health and health…

Administration issues final mental health and substance use disorder parity rule

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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 final mental health and substance use disorder parity rule,…