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National HIV Prevention Conference – Highlights of Day 3

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Audience at the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference

This is the third in our series of daily highlights from the National HIV Prevention Conference underway now in Atlanta. This re-cap spotlights activities from Tuesday, August 16. Focus on Improving Access to Care Tuesday’s plenary session addressed the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) goal of improving access to care, focusing on three important approaches that…

National HIV Prevention Conference – Highlights of Day 2

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Richard Sorian

This is the second in our series of daily re-caps from the National HIV Prevention Conference underway now in Atlanta. This biennial meeting focuses exclusively on the full spectrum of HIV prevention, giving public health professionals, community organizations, clinicians, researchers, advocates and leaders from the HIV/AIDS community an opportunity to exchange information about effective prevention…

Announcing National HIV/AIDS Strategy Implementation Dialogues

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As we shared in our blog last month, significant progress has been made in implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (Strategy) in its first year. We are proud of the enthusiasm, support and contributions of our Federal partners, as well as so many community members, people living with HIV, funders, businesses, faith leaders and other stakeholders….

National HIV Prevention Conference – Highlights of Day 1

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Paul Kawata

With this post we launch a series of daily re-caps from the National HIV Prevention Conference underway now in Atlanta. More than 3,000 public health, medical and AIDS community leaders are gathered here to share the latest research and discuss innovative strategies to drive down the number of new HIV infections in the United States….

We Want to Hear Your Stories About the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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As we join our partners across the nation in commencing the second year of collaboration to achieve the National HIV/AIDS Strategy’s goals and realize its vision, we want to hear from you! Through blog posts and in consultations and conversations with community members over the past year, we have shared information about some of the progress the…

Achieving the Goals of the NHAS for Women

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Women supporting the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

One-fourth of Americans living with HIV are women. In the United States, the disease disproportionately impacts women of color: The HIV infection rate among Black women is 15 times that of white women and the rate among Hispanic women is more than four times that of white women, according to the most recent data from…

Observing National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day in an Aging Epidemic

Deborah Parham Hopson

Four years ago, the nation began its observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (September 18). The fact that we get to observe this day reflects a sharp contrast to where we were when CDC reported the first cases of AIDS 30 years ago. Once a death sentence, HIV disease has evolved into a…

SAMHSA Launches Behavioral Health and HIV/AIDS Web Page

SAMHSA Behavioral Health and HIV/AIDS

Our HHS colleagues at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently launched a new page on their website devoted to behavioral health and HIV/AIDS. SAMHSA is dedicated to promoting wellness and reducing the impact of mental and substance use disorders on America’s communities and is among the Federal partners collaborating to implement…