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Taking the National HIV/AIDS Strategy to Vienna

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Last week, we released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy – a comprehensive plan to fight HIV in the United States. On Sunday, June 18, 2010, The Office of National AIDS Policy in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services sponsored a session at the International AIDS Conference entitled “A Discussion on the U.S. National…

International AIDS Conference Day 3: Dr. Koh speaks on HIV Travel Restrictions

James Chau, USAID Goodwill Ambassador, and Dr. Howard Koh, MD, MPH

Today, I participated in a dialogue about nations lifting HIV-related travel restrictions. I was joined by distinguished colleagues, including the UNAIDS Executive Director, Mr. Michel Sidibe, the Honorable Dr. Richard N. Kamwi, Namibia's Minister of Health, Kevin Moody, CEO of GNP+ , and James Chau, UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador. Both Namibia and China lifted such travel…

International AIDS Conference Day 2: Dr. Koh Speaks with Dr. Jack Stein on Drug Control Policy

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Today is the second day of the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. I am honored to continue to represent the Department of Health and Human Services and to be part of the U.S. Delegation at the 2010 International AIDS Conference.

Expanding Access to Evidence-Based Services for Injection Drug Users

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Co-authored by Jeffrey S. Crowley We have known from the very beginning of the HIV epidemic that sharing needles and other drug-related paraphernalia is associated with transmission of HIV and other infectious diseases including hepatitis B and C. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that injection drug use accounts for 12%…

International AIDS Conference Day 1: Dr. Koh speaks on the National HIV/ AIDS Strategy

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It is an honor to represent the Department of Health and Human Services and to be part of the U.S. Delegation at the 2010 International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. On the opening day of the conference, I provided remarks at the session, A Discussion on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. A video of the entire…

National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Reducing New Infections, Improving Care, Ending Health Disparities

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Yesterday, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy – a comprehensive plan for fighting HIV in our country. In his remarks at a reception with HIV/AIDS policy experts and activists, the President acknowledged that as a Nation, we have come a long way in the battle against the…

Announcing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Today, I am pleased to announce the release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (PDF 1.2 MB) for the United States. The release of the strategy reaffirms President Obama’s commitment to fighting this domestic epidemic. From the time that we first heard about the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) thirty years ago through today, HIV has become…

Pew Internet & American Life Project: Leveraging Social Media and the Mobile Internet in Health Messaging

Susannah Fox

Last week the Pew Internet & American Life Project published a report about mobile access . They found that more and more people are using their mobile phones, laptops, and other wireless devices to access the Internet. People who own a cell phone are also more likely to use it for activities other than talking,…