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Kaiser Permanente Shares Expertise with Other Health Care Providers to Improve Health Equity for People Living with HIV

Dr. Michael Horberg, Kaiser Permanente

AIDS.gov recently spoke with Dr. Michael Horberg, Director of HIV/AIDS for Kaiser Permanente and a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), about the Kaiser Permanente HIV Challenge , an important private sector effort to improve the delivery of HIV care in support of the goals the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Announced earlier this…

Applications to Volunteer at AIDS 2012 Available April 1st

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The success of AIDS 2012 will depend heavily on the support of 1,500 to 2,000 volunteers who will fill a range of crucial positions during the conference, including helping coordinate program activities, greeting and registering delegates, staffing various offices and helping in the Global Village. Volunteering at AIDS 2012 is a great way to gain…

Change Is the One True Constant: Transitions at HHS

Ronald Valdiserri

Introducing the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy As announced in the Federal Register on Friday, March 16, the office formerly known as the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy will now be known as the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP). OHAIDP, located within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, is…

Message from the IHS Director for National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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This Tuesday, March 20, marks the 6th observance of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This day is set aside to acknowledge that HIV continues to threaten the health and well-being of our Native communities and to recognize the role that we all have in addressing this critical health issue. As of 2008, 3,629 American Indians…

Conversation from CROI: Dr. Jonathan Mermin on PrEP and an AIDS-free Generation

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At the recent 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health for Infectious Diseases, spoke with Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director of CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. They discussed some of the significant findings from the conference including advances related to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the growing discussions…

Spring is Coming. National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Coming.

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Tomorrow, Tuesday March 20th is the first day of Spring. It is also the day chosen for the annual observance of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). According to the recently launched national website for NNHAAD , this observance day is a “national mobilization effort designed to encourage Natives (American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native…

A Transformative Time for HIV Prevention and Care

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It’s a great honor to join an Administration that’s done so much to address the HIV epidemic. I especially want to acknowledge ONAP’s prior director, Jeff Crowley, for his stellar leadership over the past three years. This is a transformative time for HIV prevention and care: recent research breakthroughs in testing and treatment mean that…

Institute of Medicine Releases Report on Monitoring HIV Care in the United States

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Yesterday, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a long-awaited report commissioned by the Office of National AIDS Policy back in 2010. IOM was tasked with recommending a list of essential indicators that can be standardized across various databases to provide a snapshot of the use of clinical services among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs).  Recent…