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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,…

HHS Releases Guidance for Syringe Services Programs

Dr. Howard Koh

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is committed to working with grantees and partners to reduce the spread of HIV and other infections in the United States. One preventable form of transmission is through HIV contaminated needles used by injection drug users (IDUs). In 2008, the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

HHS Reallocates $25 Million to Extend Care to People on ADAP Waiting List

Mary Wakefield, HRSA

Improving access to care and treatment for people living with HIV is a top priority for President Obama and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This week, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the reallocation of $25 million for AIDS drug assistance to States that have AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting lists or…

Healthy People 2020: Interview with Penny Slade-Sawyer

Developing Healthy People 2020

The Healthy People Initiative provides a framework to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and establishes national goals to reduce them. We asked Rear Admiral Penny Slade-Sawyer from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion to explain why Healthy People is important to the HIV/AIDS community. She also told us how HHS…

Action Across the Sectors: Highlights from National HIV Testing Day 2010

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June 26 - National HIV Testing Day

Each year I am honored to see all the ways individuals and groups take action for National HIV Testing Day (June 27) — from conversations with loved ones, to getting tested, to attending or organizing local HIV testing events, to hosting press conferences, to convening online events. This year, I was particularly excited to see…