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Today is Veterans Day

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Today we thank our veterans for their service to the nation—and we recognize that the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) is the single largest provider of HIV care in the United States. The VA is a major partner in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. You can learn more about the VA’s HIV programs at HIV/AIDS: For…

Bringing Facing AIDS to Your Community for World AIDS Day 2010

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Many people want to find a way to get their communities involved for World AIDS Day (December 1), but don’t know where to start. The Facing AIDS photo initiative contributes to the message of World AIDS Day by coming together as a global community to help reduce stigma and discrimination around HIV/AIDS, and promote awareness…

Assistant Secretary Dr. Howard Koh Highlights Drug Prevention Month

Dr. Howard Koh and R. Gil Kerlikowske

Last month, Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, spoke with R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), about drug prevention during the observance of Prevention Month. You can watch their discussion at the ONDCP Web site. I want to highlight that to help reduce the number of new…

Centers for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Discuss Their Roles in Implementing National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Responding to the President’s call for the engagement of all sectors of society in working toward the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) representatives of the Centers for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP) at the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Development, Labor, and Veterans Affairs and the White…

Back to Basics: Using AIDS.gov Resources for Your World AIDS Day Event

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Last week we shared some materials to help you plan a Facing AIDS photo event in your community for World AIDS Day, December 1. This week, we want to point you to some additional and more general World AIDS Day event planning resources. Our World AIDS Day page has lots of resources now, and we’ll…

Highlighting HIV Issues Among Older Americans

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Over 1 million Americans are living with HIV and the number is growing. Advances in medication have not only increased the lifespan for people living with HIV, but also the quality of our lives.  Despite this good news, it has also brought new challenges that were not anticipated back when being diagnosed with HIV carried…

Development of National HIV/AIDS Strategy Operational Plan Advances

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Making significant strides toward developing the Department-wide operational plan to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, representatives of 10 agencies and more than 13 staff offices from across HHS gathered for a two-day retreat last week. Getting down to specifics, participants shared details and received feedback on agency-specific plans, identified opportunities for cross-agency/office collaboration, and refined…

The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS Policy on Bullying and Teen Suicide

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We recently wrote a post about the very serious problem of bullying and teen suicide. Children or adolescents who are, or are perceived to be, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are at particular risk. People from across the country and around the world, including President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton, have created videos…