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Reaching Older Adults: National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day

Michelle Scavnicky

What do you know about the risk of HIV infection for older adults? If the answer is “not much,” we can help. The 4th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD ) will take place on September 18, 2011. NHAAAD raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS and the importance of HIV testing and…

Your Questions from the White House 30 Years of AIDS Video Chat

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Over the summer, AIDS.gov collaborated with the White House to host a live video chat to commemorate  30 years of AIDS in the United States. This was a great listening and engaging opportunity for us to learn more about the HIV and AIDS information that our audiences want, and to help plan our future communication…

Latest Update: Registering for the NHAS Implementation Dialogues

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NHAS Implementation Dialogues In two earlier blog posts we outlined the topic and format for a series of regional dialogues that the White House Office of National AIDS Policy will convene to focus attention on issues related to implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.  These events will be a forum for Federal, state and local…

30 Years of AIDS: Phill Wilson, Executive Director, Black AIDS Institute

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In our fourth installment of our six-week video series, Black AIDS Institute President, Founder, and CEO Phill Wilson discusses his experiences over the past 30 years of AIDS

Medicare Steps Up Enforcement of Equal Visitation and Representation Rights for Same Sex Partners in Hospitals

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Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new guidance to support enforcement of rules that protect hospital patients’ right to choose their own visitors during a hospital stay, including a visitor who is a same-sex domestic partner. These rules, finalized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in November, apply…

Reducing the Number of Federal Websites

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On June 13, 2011, President Obama launched the Campaign to Cut Waste, calling on federal agencies to target wasteful spending, improve government effectiveness, and help guide visitors to information. There are almost 2,000 separate “domains” (see the bottom of this page for a definition) across the federal government, and many more websites buried under those…

30 Years of AIDS: Dr. Jeffrey Levi from Trust for America’s Health

Dr. Jeffrey Levi

In the third installment of our six-week video series, Trust for America’s Health Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Levi discusses 30 years of AIDS in the United States. Dr. Levi became involved in the early days of HIV as a gay rights and civil rights activist. Now on the faculty at George Washington University School of…

Update: National HIV/AIDS Strategy Implementation Dialogues

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Community Dialogues

Our Federal partners, as well as so many community members, people living with HIV, funders, businesses, faith leaders and other stakeholders have demonstrated encouraging support and enthusiasm for the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (Strategy). Perhaps one of the most encouraging developments has been the way in which the NHAS has helped steer the…