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Back To The Future?

I’m always a bit of a basket case when World AIDS Day comes around each year. The day, which usually stretches into a week’s worth of events for me, stirs up a complex set of emotions in me. The memories of what it was like being diagnosed with HIV on World AIDS Day in 1994….

New HIV Prevention Model Published

Starting before I came to HHS in January 2016, I had the pleasure of being a part of discussions about the development of an HIV prevention model that would complement the HIV care continuum. This work was initiated under the leadership of Tim Horn and Jerimiah Johnson at the Treatment Action Group (TAG) in New…

New Federal Actions Discussed at National PrEP Summit

Earlier this month at a national summit on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, I had the opportunity to share some highlights of federal activities to support scaling up this important HIV prevention tool as well as my personal perspectives as a PrEP user. The NMAC HIV PrEP Summit brought together a diverse group of 600…

Speakers Announced for June 20 Listening Session on PrEP

Fourteen organizations will provide comments on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) during a community listening session next Monday, June 20, 2016 hosted by the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP), the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, and the HHS Office of Minority Health.  The session will be conducted via webinar  from…

Strengthening Federal Efforts on PrEP and PEP

Improving knowledge about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and access for those who need it most are national priorities. In order to promote and improve the dissemination of accurate information about PrEP, the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) co-hosted a webinar on June 2, 2016 for Federal…

Tools to Help Individuals Locate PrEP Prescribers

More and more, individuals are learning about the potential impact of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). As awareness grows, so does the number of individuals seeking providers with whom they can discuss this highly effective HIV-prevention tool. Across the country, directories and locator tools in various forms are helping to link individuals with healthcare providers who…

Join the Listening Session on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) on June 20 – Open Call for Speakers!

On Monday, June 20, 2016 the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) and the HHS Office of Minority Health are partnering with the White House Office of National AIDS Policy to host a community listening session on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The session will be conducted via webinar from 1:30-3:00 pm (EDT). Improving…

With new data, states can better focus HIV prevention for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men

As CDC reported [PDF 2.3 MB] in December, our nation is making substantial but uneven progress on HIV prevention for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). Over the past decade, new HIV diagnoses declined significantly among white MSM, but increased among Latino MSM. Among black MSM, the sharp increases we…