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Stigma – 30 Years Into the Epidemic

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Our colleague Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will appear tonight on "Hope Survives: 30 Years of AIDS," an hour-long special on Anderson Cooper 360° at 9pm ET on CNN. The program will focus on the role stigma continues to play in the spread of HIV, and prevention and…

Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy at the State and Local Level

Mario Perez and Marlene McNeese-Ward

Last month, we attended the 2010 HIV Prevention Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. This year’s Summit offered an opportunity to discuss innovative strategies and share lessons learned for enhancing HIV prevention programs. Participants included grantees funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local health departments, community planning group (CPG) members,…

ONAP Staff: It Gets Better

Brian Bond

Yesterday several White House staff posted a blog and video as part of the ‘It Gets Better‘ project. ‘It Gets Better’ is a national campaign targeting LGBT youth that started in the wake of several high profile suicides. The campaign encourages LGBT youth who may be the subject of discrimination, scorn or ostracization to look…

Focus on the Transgender Community: Interview with Bamby Salcedo

Bamby Salcedo

As we've discussed in previous posts, the transgender community has been disproportionately affected by HIV, and often faces challenges finding and accessing appropriate services. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy addresses these disparities, starting with the vision that states: The United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur,…

Doing Right By World AIDS Day: Putting Community Front and Center

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Aryeh Lebeau

World AIDS Day, December 1, presents a unique challenge to a website such as TheBody.com that is devoted to all things HIV/AIDS year-round. How do we commemorate the day in a way that doesn’t simply rehash the information we disseminate every other day of the year? And how do we make World AIDS Day relevant…

Moving Forward to Implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

blog.aids.gov

In July, the President released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States, the most comprehensive effort to-date to set national priorities for responding to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic with quantitative metrics for measuring our progress. At that time, he also released a Federal Implementation Plan identifying specific action steps for 2010 and 2011 and…

HHS Submits Operational Plan for National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Dr. Ron Valdiserri

Today marks a milestone in our ongoing efforts to achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS): The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) submitted its NHAS operational plan to the White House. Upon release of the NHAS in July, the President tasked six Federal agencies with lead responsibility for implementing the…

Federal HIV/AIDS Funding Formulas Examined

collage of photos from the meeting

Last week, we convened the first in a series of ongoing discussions about the policies, formulas, and other factors that determine how Federal HIV/AIDS resources are allocated across the United States to departments of health, community-based organizations, and other grantees providing HIV/AIDS services. Participating in the discussion were personnel from the Department of Health and…