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HHS Announces New Action Plan to Prevent, Care, and Treat Viral Hepatitis

Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the Prevention, Care & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis

Today, May 12, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released Combating the Silent Epidemic: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (read the full “Action Plan” here, PDF 672KB). At 1 pm EST today, HHS officials and community representatives will meet in Washington…

Evolutions in the Minority AIDS Initiative Secretary’s Fund

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Ronald Valdiserri

As we continue to work within and outside of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to pursue the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), we are assessing HIV-focused programs and resource allocations to make sure that they are aligned with the priorities spelled-out in the NHAS . These efforts include a review…

Community Representatives Share Thoughts with 12 Cities Project Steering Committee

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Ronald Valdiserri

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services’ 12 Cities Project Steering Committee met with several community representatives (PDF 35KB) to discuss the project and explore opportunities to encourage stronger cross-agency collaboration at the local level. My Federal colleagues—from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS),…

Learning From Our Global HIV/AIDS Programs

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Last week, I was in Johannesburg, South Africa, where I attended the annual meeting of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.  Known as PEPFAR, this is the United States global HIV/AIDS program that was established by President Bush.  PEPFAR has been continued and strongly supported by President Obama.  The focus of this Administration has…

National Women’s Health Week

National Women's Health Week. It's Your Time!

Yesterday was not only Mother’s Day, but it also was the start of the 12th annual National Women’s Health Week (NWHW). According to Nancy C. Lee, MD, Director of the Office on Women’s Health: The aim of this day is to raise public awareness about the importance of women’s health and encourage women and girls…

It is a Civil Right to Live Free from Discrimination on the Basis of HIV/AIDS Status

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When the Attorney General, Eric H. Holder, Jr., signed the Justice Department’s operational plan (PDF 354 KB) for implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, he underscored the Department’s leadership role in eradicating discrimination against those living with HIV/AIDS. The Civil Rights Division has significant enforcement authority over the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act,…

Living With HIV Video: A Way to Educate Patients and Provide Support

Dr. Deborah Parham Hopson

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is the largest Federal program devoted to a single disease. Every year more than half a million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States receive treatment. That is the foundation from which our Program is built. The involvement of the HIV/AIDS community continues to be central to our success…

Podcast on the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)

Dr. Deborah Parham Hopson

We recently spoke with Deborah Parham Hopson, Associate Administrator for the HIV/AIDS Bureau at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to receive an update on the Ryan White Program. The following podcast is a brief excerpt from that conversation focusing on the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)…