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Spotlight on the Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy at USCA 2015

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 was in the spotlight during a plenary session of the 2015 U.S. Conference on AIDS in Washington, DC, yesterday (September 10, 2015). The annual conference, sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council , has assembled nearly 3,000 participants from across the country in Washington, DC. ONAP Director Brooks Issues…

USCA 2015: New Paths, New Results

Next year, we approach the two decade anniversary of the beginning of the antiretroviral-driven turnaround in HIV care. Combination therapies literally brought people back to life. Data from 2013  document that 79% of clients served by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program have achieved viral suppression, a much higher success rate than those not in Ryan…

USCA 2015: Preparing, Reflecting on 25 Years

Let us press a metaphor. With just a day to go, NMAC staff were busy before the start of USCA2015, ironing out the details in the exhibit hall. USCA is being held in Washington, D.C. this year. Less than a mile away from the pre-conference preparation, a White House event was underway to commemorate the 25 years of…

Agencies Developing Federal Action Plan to Implement Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Ten federal agencies are currently working—both individually and collaboratively—to develop a government-wide action plan to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020, (Strategy) which the White House released on July 30, 2015. In the Executive Order that accompanied the release of the Updated Strategy, President Obama identified those agencies having primary competencies and responsibilities…

Your HIV Experience Can Motivate Others: #mypositivespin

What do Guy, Ken, Patrick, Paul, and Uriah have in common? All five men live with HIV, are virally suppressed, and have chosen to share their inspiring journeys through a digital storytelling initiative, Positive Spin. Each of their stories recounts how difficult it was to face the reality of their diagnosis. “I sat at my desk…

CMS awards $67 million in Affordable Care Act funding to help consumers sign-up for affordable Health Insurance Marketplace coverage in 2016

Date: 2015-09-02 Title: CMS awards $67 million in Affordable Care Act funding to help consumers sign-up for affordable Health Insurance Marketplace coverage in 2016 Contact: press@cms.hhs.gov With Marketplace Open Enrollment set to begin on November 1, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced grant awards totaling $67 million to support outreach efforts designed to…

Announcement: ONAP to host National HIV/AIDS Strategy Listening Session at USCA!

Summary: The Office of National AIDS Policy will host a listening session at the U.S. Conference on AIDS on National HIV/AIDS Strategy implementation. We’re pleased to announce that in conjunction with the U.S. Conference on AIDS  USCA, taking place this year in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Marquis, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP)…

HIV/AIDS, Aging and Beyond: Redesigning and Enhancing the National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day Website

The AIDS Institute (TAI)  is the lead organizer for National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD), which is observed on September 18. We saw the approach of this year’s eighth annual observance as an opportunity to evaluate our NHAAD website. We sought usability feedback from our NHAAD partners and reviewed evaluations from local organizations that…