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We’re Launching HHS’ New Open Government Plan, Version 2.0

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At AIDS.gov, we are committed to the Open Government Initiative. This initiative aims to make operations and data more transparent, and expand opportunities for citizen participation, collaboration, and oversight. It’s  important to the HIV community and for public health. The Locator API is one way we are working to support this initiative, along with our…

White House LGBT Conference on HIV/AIDS Next Week

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Next week, the White House is hosting the next in its series of conferences on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues and the topic of focus will be HIV/AIDS. Hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement and the White House Office of National AIDS Policy in partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine,…

Many Pre-Conference Events Planned for AIDS 2012

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Though the Opening Session on Sunday evening, July 22nd marks the official start of XIX International AIDS Conference AIDS 2012 , delegates may wish to consider arriving well before then to participate in the many pre-conference events taking place in Washington, D.C.  As of today, a number of activities have been announced (see below). Participation…

Updated HHS Adult and Adolescent Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines Now Available

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The HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents released updated Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents last week. Revisions to the October 14, 2011, version of the guidelines include both new sections and key updates to existing sections, including: New section on HIV and the older patient…

White House Office Hours: Combatting the Spread of HIV/AIDS Among Women and Girls

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There are approximately 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States, including more than 290,000 women.  Black and Hispanic  women account for nearly three-quarters of new HIV infections among women.  In July 2010, President Obama launched the first National HIV/AIDS Strategy to provide a coordinated national response to fight the epidemic. Last week, as part…

The Next Step in Combatting the Spread of HIV/AIDS Among Women and Girls

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As the Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, it is my honor to join Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy and Lynn Rosenthal, the White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, in announcing the next step in President Obama’s commitment to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS…

Increasing Routine Viral Hepatitis Testing

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The Viral Hepatitis Action Plan spells out the importance of identifying persons infected with viral hepatitis early in the course of their disease as an important component of national efforts to improve diagnosis, care and treatment to prevent liver disease and liver cancer.  As awareness of viral hepatitis increases and treatment options become more effective…

AIDS 2012: On the Path Towards an AIDS-free Generation

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In her November 2011 speech at the National Institutes of Health, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke of an historic opportunity at hand: to achieve the goal of an AIDS-free generation. On World AIDS Day President Obama further underscored that we are at a pivotal moment in the response to the epidemic, with new…