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Multiple Community Partners Collaborate to Address HIV/AIDS Among Women in the Pacific Northwest

Screenshot of African Americans Reach and Teach Health website (www.aarth.org)

Later this month I will have the honor of speaking to a regional training conference about women of color and HIV/AIDS for health professionals from the Pacific Northwest. This training is just one of many important local, state, and regional…

HHS Strategy Implementation Group Reviews Progress, Identifies Additional Opportunities

NHAS HHS Implementation Meeting

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened a meeting of its department-wide National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) Implementation Group. This was the first meeting of the group since the completion of the HHS NHAS Operational Plan and…

Highlights from the White House Meeting for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

New Media | April 5, 2011 Read the full post
Regan Hofmann and Susannah Fox

Last month I attended a White House meeting for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 11). This meeting brought together leaders from across the country and focused on where the response is today when it comes to HIV…

PEPFAR and Ukraine: A Partnership To Stop the Spread of HIV

Global | April 4, 2011 Read the full post
Ambassador Eric Goosby in the Ukraine
Cross-posted from State Department Blog

I recently visited Ukraine for the first time in my role as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. I was pleased to have the opportunity to return to Ukraine, a country where I have spent considerable time working to strengthen HIV prevention,…

Highlights from SXSWi

New Media | April 4, 2011 Read the full post
sxsw-2011-logo

The 2011 South by Southwest Interactive festival last month brought almost 19,000 attendees to Austin, Texas from all over the globe, a 40% increase over last year. The additional numbers were noticeable, right from the start. Sessions filled up quickly,…

Peace Corps Volunteers Are Leaders in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Global | March 31, 2011 Read the full post
Peace Corps members flying kits on a ocean bluff
Cross-posted from State Department Blog

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, and I would like to thank the thousands of volunteers who have responded to the HIV/AIDS crisis, one of the most serious threats to global health and development. The Peace…

San Francisco’s New Approach to HIV Prevention

Conversations with AIDS.gov: Dr. Grant Colfax. San Francisco Dept. of Public Health. March 16, 2011

With this post, we launch an occasional series, The Strategy in Action: Communities Respond to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. In these posts, we will spotlight some of the ways that diverse communities from across the U.S. are undertaking efforts to…

An Update on PEPFAR in Côte d’Ivoire

Global | March 30, 2011 Read the full post
Clinic in The Ivory Coast
Cross-posted from State Department Blog

The situation in Côte d'Ivoire is extremely precarious and volatile, yet the U.S. government remains committed to supporting Côte d'Ivoire's fight against HIV/AIDS through the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). PEPFAR has a long history of working…