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Conversations from CROI 2015: White House Director of ONAP – Douglas Brooks

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While at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections  (CROI) this week in Seattle, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, had the opportunity to talk with Mr. Douglas Brooks, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). Amidst presentations on the latest advances in HIV science from…

Call for Abstracts: 2015 National Summit on HCV and HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care

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The 2015 National Summit on HCV and HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care is seeking abstract submissions. Scheduled for June 4-6, 2015 in Arlington, Virgini a, the mission of the Summit is to support improvement in HCV and HIV testing, prevention, and linkage to care in the United States. Participants from the nation’s public…

White House National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event Highlights Two New Initiatives

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Two new initiatives focused on addressing the disproportionate impact of HIV among African Americans were among the issues highlighted during a roundtable discussion held this week by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).  ONAP Director Mr. Douglas Brooks, MSW, convened the February 4 gathering of federal colleagues and community leaders to mark…

Progress on HIV among African Americans, Still a Long Way to Go

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February 7 marks the 15th year of the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day observance. This day is a call to action for communities across the country to come together to reduce the burden of HIV and AIDS in Black America. We begin 2015 with hopeful signs that we, as a nation, are beginning to make…

President’s FY’16 Budget: HIV/AIDS

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Editor’s Note: President Obama released his fiscal year 2016 budget proposal today. The White House issued this fact sheet to highlight the budget’s investment in domestic HIV/AIDS activities across federal departments and agencies. Middle Class Economics: Enhancing the Lives of Americans Living with HIV/AIDS, and Fighting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic The President’s 2016 Budget is designed to…

Ongoing Efforts to Reduce Reporting Burden for HHS HIV Grantees

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To help achieve a more coordinated response to HIV in the U.S., the National HIV/AIDS Strategy contains the following recommendation: “The Federal Government should take short and longer-term efforts to simplify grant administration activities, including work to standardize data collection and grantee reporting requirements for Federal HIV programs.” Acting upon that recommendation, in April 2012,…

Brooks and Valdiserri Video Messages

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We know that the last week of the year is a time when many people are away from work, or are taking a break from new/social media. So—in case you missed them—we want to call your attention to two videos we believe lay vital groundwork for HIV and viral hepatitis-related work in 2015. Dr. Ronald…

Looking Ahead to 2015

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As 2014 comes to a close and we prepare to celebrate the potential of the new year, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, shares his thoughts on the year ahead in this video message. Dr. Valdiserri, who leads efforts to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan,…