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Pursuing the Goals of the NHAS for Women

March 10 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

As National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day nears, I wanted to share highlights of actions that have unfolded since our last blog post on achieving the goals of the NHAS for women. Impact of HIV on Women in the…

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Nancy C. Lee

Today, nearly 300,000 women are living with HIV in the United States. While men represent the majority of AIDS diagnoses, as well as new and existing HIV infections, the impact of HIV/AIDS on women has grown since the beginning of…

The Impact of Missed Health Care Visits on HIV Outcomes and Mortality

Research | March 8, 2012 Read the full post
Michael Holberg and Ron Valdiserri

At the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) [external disclaimer] this week, Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health for Infectious Diseases, spoke with Dr. Michael Horberg, Director of HIV/AIDS for Kaiser Permanente and a member of…

On the Passing of Representative Donald Payne

Global | March 6, 2012 Read the full post
Donald Payne
Cross-posted from DipNote U.S. Department of State Official Blog

The global health community lost one of its strongest champions today with the death of Representative Donald Payne. Rep. Payne was a tireless advocate for humanitarian support to developing countries, particularly in Africa. He served for 25 years in Congress…

Highlights from CROI 2012

Research | March 6, 2012 Read the full post
Ronald Validserri

The 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections  (CROI) officially opened in Seattle on Monday afternoon, March 5th. Over 4,200 researchers, providers, community leaders, and advocates from 83 countries gathered at the Washington State Convention Center to hear the opening…

Iris House: Reaching Women and Girls with a New Media Strategy

New Media | March 6, 2012 Read the full post
Ingrid Floyd

Saturday, March 10 is National HIV/AIDS Women and Girls Awareness Day. We asked Ingrid Floyd, Executive Director of Iris House , to share how they are using new media to reach women and girls. Iris House was established in 1993…

Advances in Science Advance the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Research | March 1, 2012 Read the full post
Ronald Valdiserri

The President has committed to supporting a National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) that is “grounded in the best science.” Scientific research efforts have greatly expanded our understanding of HIV/AIDS and produced a large number of critical tools and interventions to help…

Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders

SAMHSA Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders

Our colleagues at SAMHSA have just released a new Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP), Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders. This is an important and helpful step toward achieving the fifth goal of the Action Plan for the…