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Congressional Briefing on the Anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Congressional Briefing 7/13/11

On the one-year anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy last week, I joined Mr. Jeffrey Crowley, Director of the White House Office on National AIDS Policy (ONAP), Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, and several colleagues from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) at a Congressional briefing organized by Congresswoman Barbara…

Models: Tools to Improve Decision Making about HIV

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Ronald Valdiserri

For those of us who work in the HIV/AIDS field, the month of July was dominated by exciting HIV prevention news coming out of the International AIDS Society meeting in Rome. Results from the HPTN 052 study showed that early, compared to delayed, antiretroviral treatment resulted in a 96% reduction in HIV transmission to uninfected…

White House Commemorates World Hepatitis Day 2011

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Today, I was honored to participate in a special White House event to commemorate the first official World Hepatitis Day.  This event was one of many held across the United States and around the world for communities to join together and focus attention on the global health threat of viral hepatitis and promote actions to…

Federal Leads Review Progress at One-Year Anniversary

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On the eve of the first anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), representatives of the six federal agencies tasked by the President with lead responsibility for implementing NHAS gathered for one of our regular meetings and shared updates on implementation progress. Chairing the meeting, the Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Howard Koh, praised the…

Engaging the Latino Community in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

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NCLR/CSULB Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training

This year, more than 20,000 people will attend the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., July 22-26, 2011. This conference is the largest gathering of the nation’s most influential individuals, organizations, institutions, and companies working with the Latino community. And this year, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) /California…

Engaging Businesses in Support of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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James Albino

Successfully achieving the National HIV/AIDS Strategy’s aggressive goals depends not only on Federal leadership, but also on new investments and new partnerships from all parts of society, including the private sector.  As my colleague Melody Barnes, the President’s Domestic Policy Adviser, noted in a prior post, we know that some of our biggest successes in…

Speaking out about HIV/AIDS, one button at a time

Miguel Gomez, 1984.

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth post in a series exploring the 30th anniversary of HIV and AIDS. Beginning last June 3, the National Museum of American History has been marking the anniversary of the emergence of the HIV and AIDS epidemic with a three-part display and companion website. This blog series provides additional context…

CDC Launches Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) Web Page

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched a new web page providing details about the Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) Project, which is a cornerstone of the larger HHS-wide 12 Cities Project. The new page provides information on the three-year demonstration project funded by CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) for the…