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Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy at the Community Level

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Now that the National HIV/AIDS Strategy has been released and the lead Federal agencies are working on preparing their report to the President before the December 9th due date, the ONAP team has switched focus on assessing the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy at all levels. Of course, at the Federal level Secretary Sebelius…

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

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Tomorrow, September 18, 2010, marks the 3rd annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. This special day provides us all with the opportunity to focus on the many challenges related to HIV prevention, testing, and treatment facing our aging population. “Aging is a part of life; HIV doesn’t have to be,” the theme for this…

Institute of Medicine Issues Report on HIV Screening and Access to Care

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Last fall, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) commissioned the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the health arm of the independent National Academy of Sciences, to study certain questions related to HIV testing policy and access to care. They organized a 15-member committee, the Committee on HIV Screening and Access to Care which consisted of…

Integrating Health Services

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Over the next three years, CDC will award almost $6.2 million to health departments in six demonstration project areas to accelerate prevention through program collaboration and service integration (PCSI) for HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB. PCSI is a critical strategic priority for CDC, and we are working through this strategy to improve the health…

U.S. Conference on AIDS and the Implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Dr. Howard Koh

I was honored to attend this year’s United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) and present at the closing session. In addition to speaking at that event, I was able to meet one-on-one with a number of conference participants. I had the pleasure to talk with executive directors, advocates, health department staff, people living with HIV/AIDS,…

“Aging is a part of life; HIV doesn’t have to be!”

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

Co-authored by Deb LeBel, AIDS.gov Partnerships Specialist Did you know September 18, 2010 is the third annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD)? The AIDS Institute provides national leadership for this observance day. Michael Ruppal, Executive Director at The AIDS Institute, and Michelle Scavnicky, Director of Education, told us about their work related to…

The Affordable Care Act and People Living with HIV or AIDS

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If you or a loved one is living with HIV or AIDS, you know how far our nation has come in treating and reducing the spread of the disease – and how much more we need to do. People living with HIV and AIDS have always had a difficult time obtaining access to health coverage….

Remarks and Video from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the U.S. Conference on AIDS 2010

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Today is the second day of the U.S. Conference on AIDS and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke at the lunch-time plenary session. In her speech, Secretary Sebelius talked about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and HHS’ plans to concentrate funding in the communities most at-risk for HIV. She said, “If you’re a white, heterosexual woman like…