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Strategy in Action: Regional Summits on National HIV/AIDS Strategy Implementation

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As part of ongoing efforts to work toward the National HIV/AIDS Strategy’s (NHAS) goal of achieving a more coordinated national response to the epidemic, over the past two months six of the 10 Department of Health and Human Services regional offices have convened NHAS Summits to discuss progress in implementing the Strategy and to identify…

AIDS 2012: Measuring Progress by Lives Saved

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As the two people who worked as physicians in the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic before the miracle of antiretroviral drug (ARV) therapy, and who now have the honor of leading the domestic and global HIV/AIDS programs for the Obama administration, we look back in awe of the American leadership that has transformed the…

Indian Health Service at the AIDS 2012 Conference

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As the Indian Health Service (IHS) prepares to participate in the AIDS 2012  conference later this week, I am reminded of both the mission of the Indian Health Service and the importance of collaboration with our partners within the HIV community. The IHS is fully committed to helping our nation move toward an AIDS- free…

A Historical Perspective on the International AIDS Conference

Kevin M. DeCock

More than 20,000 people of all backgrounds – scientists, activists, policy-makers, people living with HIV and others – will soon  arrive in  Washington DC for the XIX International AIDS Conference  , to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from July 22 to 27, 2012.  This is the first time in 22 years that…

US Leads Effort to Build on Success in HIV Vaccine Science

Nelson L. Michael

When the HIV epidemic first emerged in the 1980s, the U.S. government immediately recognized the threat the disease could pose to U.S. and Allied Service Members. In this age of global deployments, HIV not only continues to pose a threat to Service Members, but it can also compromise the stability of a nation where the…

HIV/AIDS Treatment Cascade Helps Identify Gaps in Care, Retention

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Ronald Valdiserri

An often-referenced concept in current conversations about our efforts to address HIV/AIDS in the United States is the so-called “treatment cascade”. This concept is a model being used by Federal, state and local agencies to identify issues and opportunities related to improving the delivery of services to persons living with HIV across the entire continuum…

AIDS 2012 and HRSA

Deborah Parham Hopson

With the approach of the AIDS 2012 conference, I have been thinking about the ways this landmark event will be important to HRSA’s stakeholder community. I want to highlight three of them: Understanding New Science: AIDS 2012 provides the scientific forum for the exchange of the latest advances in the delivery of HIV care and…

Peace Corps Volunteers Contribute to Sustainable Responses to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

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For over 50 years, more than 200,000 Peace Corps Volunteers in 139 countries have worked to make communities around the world healthier and stronger. Volunteers work on projects ranging from sanitation, to malaria, maternal health, and HIV prevention—often impacting an entire community, village, or school at a time. Today, a major area of Volunteer service…