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4th National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

Policy & Programs | September 16, 2011 Read the full post
Kathy Greenlee

Written by Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary, HHS Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

When Americans think about HIV, the face they imagine isn’t that of a person who has lived over half a century and beyond. Yet, in 2009, people aged 50 and older accounted for 17% of new HIV diagnoses in 40 states with long-term confidential name-based

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: A Perspective from the National Institutes of Health

Policy & Programs | September 16, 2011 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from The White House Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

Co-authored by Scott Proestel, M.D., Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

On September 18, 2011, we mark the fourth observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. The remarkable success of antiretroviral therapies in prolonging the lives of HIV-infected individuals who have access to and can tolerate these drugs has

Engaging People Living with HIV in the Implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Policy & Programs | September 14, 2011 Read the full post
Lauren Broussard

Co-authored by Lauren Broussard, LGSW, MPH, Public Health Analyst, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

None of the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) can be realized without the ongoing support and contributions of the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS. As part of our ongoing implementation of the NHAS, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened a consultation

Reaching Older Adults: National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day

Policy & Programs | September 14, 2011 Read the full post
Michelle Scavnicky

What do you know about the risk of HIV infection for older adults? If the answer is “not much,” we can help. The 4th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD ) will take place on September 18, 2011….

Your Questions from the White House 30 Years of AIDS Video Chat

New Media | September 13, 2011 Read the full post
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Over the summer, AIDS.gov collaborated with the White House to host a live video chat to commemorate  30 years of AIDS in the United States. This was a great listening and engaging opportunity for us to learn more about the…

Latest Update: Registering for the NHAS Implementation Dialogues

Policy & Programs | September 13, 2011 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from The White House Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

NHAS Implementation Dialogues In two earlier blog posts we outlined the topic and format for a series of regional dialogues that the White House Office of National AIDS Policy will convene to focus attention on issues related to implementation of…

30 Years of AIDS: Phill Wilson, Executive Director, Black AIDS Institute

Policy & Programs | September 12, 2011 Read the full post
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In our fourth installment of our six-week video series, Black AIDS Institute President, Founder, and CEO Phill Wilson discusses his experiences over the past 30 years of AIDS

Medicare Steps Up Enforcement of Equal Visitation and Representation Rights for Same Sex Partners in Hospitals

CMS, LGBTQ Health | September 8, 2011 Read the full post
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Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new guidance to support enforcement of rules that protect hospital patients’ right to choose their own visitors during a hospital stay, including a visitor who is a same-sex domestic partner….