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Changing the Landscape of HIV Prevention: What a Difference a Year Makes

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Kevin Fenton

On July 13, 2010, President Obama released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS).  The Strategy outlines bold new steps for responding to the domestic HIV epidemic at a critical time in the U.S. HIV incidence has been stable, but health inequalities are worsening, and many Americans no longer feel that HIV is a serious health threat….

Reflections on the One-Year Anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Launch

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Howard K. Koh, M.D., M.P.H.

Since President Obama released the first-ever National HIV/AIDS Strategy (the “Strategy”) last July, 2010, I have had the privilege of helping to guide its implementation as well as coordinate the many integrated federal activities involved in reaching these ambitious goals. On this first anniversary, we can celebrate considerable strides toward reaching the Strategy’s clear and…

National Initiative Advances Integration of HIV in Primary Care Settings

Brian Hujdich

In response to the persistent and disproportionate impact of HIV on racial and ethnic minority communities in the United States, last fall the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) National Center for HIV Care in Minority Communities (NCHCMC) with the mission of advancing culturally competent,…

Looking Back at 30 Years of AIDS

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One month ago, June 5, 2011 commemorated 30 years of AIDS in the U.S. Much has changed since 1981 (see this timeline for a history of AIDS). Not only has the epidemic changed, but so has how we communicate with each other. I remember what an impact the fax machine had on how we shared…

As HIV Turns 30, Attention Turns to an Aging Epidemic

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The opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or other Federal agencies. Just two months before the 30th anniversary of the first reported cases of HIV in the United States, the Leadership Council…

The National Museum of American History Recognizes 30 Years of AIDS

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Recently, I learned of two complementary exhibits at the National Museum of American History entitled, HIV and AIDS Thirty Years Ago and Archiving the History of an Epidemic: HIV and AIDS, 1985-2009. As one passionate about the fight against AIDS, but who wasn’t aware of HIV/AIDS in the early years, I was interested to learn…

Highlights from a National Discussion on 30 Years of AIDS in the United States

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Earlier this month over 2,000 government employees, stakeholders, staff from community organizations, consumers, and advocates working in HIV participated in a webinar, “The State and Future of HIV/AIDS” to recognize 30 years of AIDS. The following federal leaders briefly spoke: Dr. Maggie Czarnogorski (VA) noted the current context of both the 30 years of AIDS…

Proposed National HIV/AIDS Strategy Implementation Fund

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Ronald Valdiserri

Because the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) is a priority endeavor for the U.S. government, when the President released his Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) budget proposal in February of this year, he proposed a special fund to support the implementation of the Strategy. If approved, the FY12 Budget Proposal authorizes the Secretary of the Department of…