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National Native HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

New Media | March 16, 2010 Read the full post
National Native HIVAIDS Awareness Day Pin

For the fourth year in a row, on March 20, many communities around our country will stop to observe National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). The National Native HIVAIDS Awareness Day Planning Committee comprised of representatives from Colorado State University’s…

March 10 – Redoubling Our Efforts on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD)
Cross-posted from White House Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

Today, we commemorate the 5th annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to participate in a briefing held by the National Alliance for State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and the HHS Office on…

Taking Action to Respond to HIV and AIDS Among Women and Girls

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD)

Did you know that every 35 minutes a woman tests positive for HIV in the U.S.? That’s why the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) is encouraging women to get tested and help raise awareness of the increasing impact of HIV…

U.S. Health Partners Play Key Role in Haiti Earthquake Response

Global | March 8, 2010 Read the full post
Heath Workers in Haiti
Cross-posted from State Department Blog

For many years, the U.S. Government has been partnering with the people of Haiti in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In fiscal year 2009, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) provided more than $125 million to support comprehensive…

National HIV/AIDS Strategy Meeting Videos Now Available


As we mentioned in last week’s post, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) held a meeting on February 24, 2010 for the public to hear about the progress to date on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). A video is…

Organizations Serving Youth of Color: Using New Media to Enhance Programs

Advocates for Youth

Last month we had the pleasure of speaking at the Advocates for Youth roundtable in Washington, DC for its Youth of Color Initiative (funded through the CDC’s Division of Adolescent School Health). The participants were grantees who receive seed grants…

Federal Interagency Members Meet with Public on Next Steps for the National AIDS Strategy

National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS)

Approximately 200 people gathered today to hear about progress on one of President Obama's major initiatives—the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). This meeting provided an opportunity to update the public on the process for developing the Strategy, as well as current…

FDA Advises Patients and Care Providers on Drug Combination Safety Considerations

Research | February 23, 2010 Read the full post

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is committed to keeping the public updated on advances and shifts in treatment options and methods. The FDA is reviewing data that suggest use of the HIV drug Invirase (saquinavir) in combination with…