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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…

Affordable Care Act and People Living with HIV/AIDS

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Today is the second day of the U.S. Conference on AIDS and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be speaking at the lunch-time plenary session. We will be following up later today with a blog post about the session, but wanted to share with you a summary sheet, “How Does the Affordable Care Act Impact People…

We Want to Hear Your Comments about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Dr. Ron Valdiserri

The Federal Implementation Plan for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) requires the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health to support the implementation of the Strategy by forging collaborations across HHS and with other Federal departments and by coordinating Federal efforts with States. To help HHS do that job effectively, I want to ask the readers of…

AIDS.gov Shares Community News: Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy to Hold Upcoming Webinars

David Munar

David Munar, AIDS Foundation of Chicago The Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy will host two upcoming, identical webinars to assist community advocates in learning more about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) unveiled by President Obama on July 13, 2010. Presenters will highlight key themes of the Strategy, current implementation efforts, and community advocacy needed…

Strategy Update: Regional Health Administrators and Ryan White Grantee Meeting

Listening Session at Ryan White Grantee Meeting

Listening Session at Ryan White Grantee Meeting Earlier this week, I was able to join in on the weekly Regional Health Administrator’s call and provide an update on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Many of the Regional Health Administrators and the Regional AIDS Coordinators  are already very familiar with the NHAS and the specific steps…

Public Health and Homelessness

Hazel D. Dean, ScD, MPH - Health Protection Perspectives

Homelessness is associated with disproportionate rates of various chronic and infectious diseases, poor mental health, substance abuse, and violence. These are real public health issues, and CDC is committed to addressing these issues in our public health work. Whether it’s providing epi-aid assistance for a TB outbreak in a shelter, or facilitating integrative STD/HIV/Hepatitis/TB screening…