HIV Policy & Programs

White House’s Douglas Brooks Discusses Updating the National HIV/AIDS Strategy


Recently, I had the chance to speak with Mr. Douglas Brooks, MSW, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, about the update to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy he and his team have been developing. Below are his remarks. “Nearly five years ago, President Obama released our country’s first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy….

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: A Resource at National HIV Testing Day

Dr. Laura Cheever

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau funds programs and providers who play a critical role in finding and providing care to people living with HIV (PLWH). As we observe National HIV Testing Day this June 27, the HIV/AIDS Bureau recognizes the critical importance of HIV testing and diagnosis for prevention and treatment…

HIV Testing: What would you say?


With National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on Saturday, June 27, many of us are preparing to get an HIV test and supporting others to do the same. Some of the men featured in Positive Spin, our digital storytelling project about living healthy with HIV, as well as our Black Voices bloggers, share how they would…

Working Together, We Can Stop HIV

Eugene McCray, MD

Too many people—nearly 1 in 8—who are living with HIV don’t know they have it. That means they aren’t getting the medicine they need to stay healthy and to help keep from transmitting HIV to their partners. What is more, a recent CDC analysis showed that 30% of new HIV infections were transmitted from people…

National HIV Testing Day: Take the Test. Take Control.


National HIV Testing Day reminds us that we all have the power to stop HIV, and testing is one of our most powerful tools. June 27 marks the 20th observance of National HIV Testing Day. In recognition of this HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we encourage you to view these videos: According to the CDC, an estimated…

White House Director Douglas Brooks Shares Testing Day Message


A few days before the 2015 observance of National HIV Testing Day, I sat down with Mr. Douglas Brooks, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, for a brief conversation about HIV testing. Douglas shared his personal perspective on how he benefited from an HIV test 25 years ago. He also discussed…

National HIV Testing Day Message from the U.S. Surgeon General


National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is June 27, 2015. Please watch and share this new message on HIV testing from Dr. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General: We also encourage you to watch our other NHTD video message from Dr. Ronald Valdiserri.  Please share these videos with others and join the conversation using #NHTD. For more resources, check…

Statement by HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell on the Affordable Care Act

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Today’s Supreme Court decision confirms that the Affordable Care Act’s tax credits are available to all eligible Americans no matter where they live. Americans in all 50 states and the District of Columbia can continue to rely on the security and peace of mind that come with affordable, quality health care coverage. Over six million…