HIV Policy & Programs

#TBT: The Ryan White Program at 25 – ‘A Beacon’

The White House

Summary: Last week, the Administration celebrated the achievements of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, remembered the life of Ryan White and what it took to pass the landmark law. The nation is on track under the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy [PDF 2,230KB] to achieve sharp reductions in the transmission of the once-deadly virus in the years…

HHS awards nearly $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding to health centers to expand primary care services


Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced nearly $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support health centers nationwide in providing primary care services to those who need them most.  The awards include approximately $350 million for 1,184 health centers to increase access to services such as medical, oral, behavioral, pharmacy,…

Are You Prepared for Any Emergency?

Don't Wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today.

September is National Preparedness Month, a time when we are all reminded of the importance of having a plan to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and healthy in case of a natural disaster or other type of emergency. This year’s theme is, “Don’t wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” Emergency planning is…

Digital Resources for National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day 2015


To recognize National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD) on September 18, is sharing facts and digital resources to highlight opportunities to reach out to older adults. Did you know? In just the past few years, we have seen the percentage of people living with HIV who are over the age of 65 increased…

USCA 2015 Concludes in DC


The 2015 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) wrapped up over the weekend in Washington, DC. Among the many highlights were the following: ONAP Listening Session on Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy The White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) hosted a listening session on Friday, September 11, to hear ideas about the updated National HIV/AIDS…

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

Dr. Laura Cheever

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

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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…