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Looking Ahead to 2012

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Dr. Howard Koh

As 2011 draws to a close and we look ahead with anticipation to the New Year, I want to honor the members of the HIV/AIDS community for their passion in advancing toward our goal of achieving an AIDS-free generation. Through our collective commitment to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the Action Plan for…

On Mr. Crowley’s Departure, Our Appreciation

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This month, Mr. Jeffrey Crowley ends his tenure as President Obama’s Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy(ONAP) and Senior Advisor on Disability Policy, positions he has held since 2009. We acknowledge, with sincere gratitude, Jeff’s significant contributions to fulfilling the President’s commitment to develop the United States’ first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Since…

2nd Annual Golden Ticket: Party for HIV Prevention!

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We joined approximately 200 Washington, D.C. youth at the second annual Golden Ticket: Party for HIV Prevention this month in commemoration of World AIDS Day. Metro TeenAIDS (MTA) , a local community health organization, sponsored the affair with the support of community, corporate, and government partners. Building on last year’s success, the party was named…

AIDS Funders Release NHAS Toolkit for Philanthropic Sector

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FCAA Toolkit

At a recent (12/5/11) summit of the philanthropic community, in Washington, DC, Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) launched the Funder’s Toolkit for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy . Throughout the development and implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), a strong emphasis has been placed on the need for the engagement and participation of all sectors…

A Remarkable Day: The Beginning of the End of AIDS

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Dr. Koh

Optimism. Passion. Poignancy. Excitement.  Last week’s World AIDS Day observances generated these emotions worldwide. Thirty years ago, when the first federal first reports of AIDS emerged, none of the new media tools we use today were available. Since then, so much has changed to inform people about HIV and AIDS. Within the Office of the…

Remembering Doug Morgan

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It is with great sadness that we recognize the loss of our friend and esteemed colleague Mr. Douglas “Doug” Morgan, former Director of the Division of Service Systems at HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HRSA-HAB) and a long-time leader in the nation’s response to HIV/AIDS. Since last spring, Doug had served as Deputy Associate Administrator of HRSA’s…

NAACP Hosts Summit on HIV Among African Americans

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To raise greater awareness of the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS in the African American community and mobilize action by community members, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research co-hosted a summit in Washington, DC last month. The November 2 gathering, “The Forgotten Epidemic: Our…

Staying Healthy During Flu Season: Advice for People Living with HIV/AIDS

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Flu season is upon us; so, it’s time for everyone in the HIV/AIDS community to prepare. We all know that that the flu can make anyone sick. But did you know that people with long-term health conditions—including HIV/AIDS as well as asthma, diabetes (type 1 and 2), and heart disease—are at greater risk for serious…