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PACHA and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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As President Obama recognized in his remarks about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (PDF, 12MB) (NHAS) on July 13, the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) played a critical role in the development of the Strategy. PACHA will also have several important responsibilities for implementing the Strategy, as outlined in the NHAS Implementation Plan (PDF 723…

Meeting the Need

Kevin Fenton: Health Protection Perspectives

Last week, CDC awarded $42 million to community-based organizations (CBOs) in cities and communities across the nation to support HIV prevention efforts. This funding puts resources directly in the hands of those with cultural knowledge and local perspective—those who have the best chance to reach people who might otherwise not access HIV testing or other…

HIV/AIDS/STD Prevention Demonstration Projects for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority-serving Institutions

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Naima Morales Cozier

The cultural diversity of communities of color is to be celebrated. We have overcome adversity and barriers at every turn with the hope of change. With this same determination, we face the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Communities of color disproportionately account for an alarming number of HIV/AIDS cases. As an Afro-Latina, HIV/AIDS prevention advocate, and public health…

Interview with Ernest Hopkins and Bob Grant about Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

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Recently I sat down with Ernest Hopkins, Legislative Director at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation , and Bob Grant, M.D.,M.P.H. , Senior Investigator at the Gladstone Institute at University of California San Francisco , to talk about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Here is a video from our conversation.

HHS and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Dr. Ron Valdiserri

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where AIDS.gov is housed, has specific responsibilities for implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The Strategy is intended to be a roadmap plan for responding more effectively to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States. NHAS identifies a set of priorities and strategic action steps tied…

New Media and the 2010 National Gay Men’s Health Summit

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Later this month, the 2010 National Gay Men’s Health Summit (GMHS 2010) will take place August 25-30 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. According to the recently released National HIV/AIDS Strategy, “Gay and bisexual men have comprised the largest proportion of the HIV epidemic in the United States since the first cases were reported in the 1980s,…

International AIDS Conference 2010: Highlights & Key Scientific Outcomes From Andrew Fullem

Andrew Fullem, MSPH

I’ve been fortunate to attend international HIV conferences for many years. Several of those conferences stand out in my memory for the results they produced. In Vancouver (1996), researchers first announced the results of the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) clinical trials—changing the future for millions of us living with HIV. In Durban (2000), delegates…

International AIDS Conference: Dr. Valdiserri talks to Ambassador Eric Goosby

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On July 22, 2010, during the International AIDS Conference , I talked with Ambassador Eric Goosby, who serves as the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, and who oversees the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. PEPFAR is the United States’ response to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic—but I was interested in getting…