HIV Policy & Programs

Addressing the Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Latino Community

The White House

Summary: Today the White House released a Spanish translation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy on National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Today is National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an opportunity to make sure that we are engaging the Latino community in the Administration’s work towards an AIDS free generation.  As one step in this important effort, the…

Making a Difference for National Hispanic Heritage Month

Mary K. Wakefield, Acting Deputy Secretary of Health, HHS

Just recently, Secretary Burwell met with the leadership of the United Farm Workers and Farmworker Justice. There is so much we can learn from these leaders today, and from their predecessors. In 1970, fresh from successfully organizing grape farmworkers, the charismatic chair of the new United Farm Workers Organizing Committee drove hurriedly from San Jose,…

Save the Date: National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Twitterchat!

The White House

Summary: On October 15, the Domestic Policy Council will host a Twitterchat for #NLAAD, and release a Spanish translation of the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy. As we announced on Twitter last week , Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council, Cecilia Muñoz , and I will host a Twitterchat this Thursday, October 15, 2015…

1, 2, 3, 4: Digital Communication for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day


National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is just around the corner (October 15). So we’re assessing some tools and resources that inform and support our digital efforts to address the disproportionate impact of HIV on Latinos/Latinas. Digital Tools: The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020: In order to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.,…

Identifying Strategies to Eliminate Perinatal Hepatitis B Transmission

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The elimination of perinatal hepatitis B transmission—transmission of the virus from mother to child during pregnancy or childbirth—is one of the four overarching goals of the national Viral Hepatitis Action Plan. With fewer than 1,000 estimated cases of perinatal HBV infection occurring each year in the U.S., many see elimination as an achievable goal. Toward…

Innovation and Commitment Needed to Turn Back the HIV Epidemic Among Girls

Dr. Shannon Hader, Director, Division of Global HIV & TB, CDC

Editor’s Note: In observance of International Day of the Girl, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided this information. You can learn more about CDC efforts to fight HIV among young women and girls around the world here.   Every year, an astonishing 380,000 adolescent girls and young women  [PDF 2,597 KB] are infected with…

Take a few easy steps now – be ready for November 1

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Starting November 1, you can enroll, re-enroll, or change plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace for 2016. FYI: Plans and prices for 2016 will be available by late October. Take a few minutes to get ready now so you’ll be off to a great start when you log in as soon as November 1. First time…

Upcoming ACA Webinars Highlight Specific Populations

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Several upcoming Affordable Care Act webinars will highlight the 2016 Marketplace open enrollment period and how to engage individuals at risk for and living with HIV, as well as other specific populations. New Tools to Help You Monitor and Improve Enrollment Thursday, October 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET Hosted by HRSA’s Affordable Care Enrollment…