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” We have the aspiration of a cure”: Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks to AIDS.gov about the Mississippi Baby

Fauci

“We have better treatments, we have the aspiration of a cure, and we have prevention, particularly in the form of a vaccine. So the research agenda has a lot of possibilities and we are still striving…”- Dr. Anthony Fauci Last Friday, July 11, we sat down with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institutes…

Black Voices: Helping to Put an End to HIV Stigma

Meico Whitlock

Editor’s Note: The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors and The National Coalition of STD Directors launched this brief confidential survey  to learn about community attitudes and opinions related to health among Black and Latino gay men. Our Black Voices blogger, Meico Whitlock, encourages you to take the survey and explains its importance in addressing…

In Appreciation for Dr. Howard Koh’s Leadership in HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis as Assistant Secretary for Health

Dr. Koh at AIDS 2012

On behalf of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP), partners in government, and hundreds of HIV and viral hepatitis stakeholders across the nation, we wish to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Howard Koh as he prepares to end his more than five years of service as Assistant Secretary for Health. Howard…

Stepping Up the Pace on HIV/AIDS: Four Years of Progress, More Work to Do

The White House

Today, July 15, 2014, marks the fourth anniversary of the release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Thanks to President Obama’s leadership, we have made tremendous progress in addressing HIV/AIDS in the United States over the last four years. And today we are announcing additional steps to continue to implement the Strategy. They include an $11 million investment funded collaboratively by…

FACT SHEET: Progress in Four Years of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

The White House

On July 15, 2010, President Obama released the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which envisions that “the United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, or socio-economic circumstance, will have unfettered access to high quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and…

HHS announces availability of $11 million to better integrate HIV services into community health centers

HHS Logo

Funding is from the Affordable Care Act and the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today the availability of $11 million, through the Affordable Care Act and the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, to support the integration of high‐quality HIV services into primary care through innovative partnerships between health centers and…

Webinar Highlights: Improving Health Outcomes for Black MSM Along the HIV Care Continuum

Timothy Harrison

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The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) recently hosted a webinar to foster continued dialogue among diverse stakeholders about challenges, opportunities, and emerging promising practices related to addressing the disparate HIV-related health outcomes experienced by black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). The June 25 webinar highlighted…

Interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci on “Mississippi Baby”

Dr. Fauci

In an important announcement yesterday, Thursday, July 10, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reported that the child known as the “Mississippi Baby”—an infant seemingly cured of HIV after treatment had been initiated within hours of birth—now has detectable levels of HIV after more than two years of not taking antiretroviral therapy without evidence of the…