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HIV in the City

Policy & Programs | September 23, 2010 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from Health Protection, Perspectives Blog

Today, CDC released a new study of HIV prevalence and unrecognized infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) in 21 major U.S. cities, based on an analysis of data from the 2008 National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System (NHBS)….

HHS Meets with Lead Federal Departments about the NHAS

Policy & Programs | September 22, 2010 Read the full post
HHS Meeting of Lead Federal Departments for the NHAS

Yesterday the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened the first meeting of lead Federal departments to discuss the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). As stated in a Presidential Memorandum released on July 13, 2010, “The Secretary, or the Secretary’s…

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2010

National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2010

A review of the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic (see the December 4, 2008 “HIV/AIDS – Advances in Hope Video Podcast”) might leave some people puzzled about why National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day will be marked on September 27….

U.S. Conference on AIDS 2010 Wrap Up

Policy & Programs | September 20, 2010 Read the full post
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We’re back from the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) that was held last week in Orlando, Florida. Sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), USCA is the largest HIV/AIDS conference in the country and brings together leaders from…

Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy at the Community Level

Policy & Programs | September 20, 2010 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

Now that the National HIV/AIDS Strategy has been released and the lead Federal agencies are working on preparing their report to the President before the December 9th due date, the ONAP team has switched focus on assessing the implementation of…

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

New Media | September 17, 2010 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

Tomorrow, September 18, 2010, marks the 3rd annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. This special day provides us all with the opportunity to focus on the many challenges related to HIV prevention, testing, and treatment facing our aging population….

Institute of Medicine Issues Report on HIV Screening and Access to Care

Policy & Programs | September 17, 2010 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

Last fall, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) commissioned the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the health arm of the independent National Academy of Sciences, to study certain questions related to HIV testing policy and access to care. They organized…

Integrating Health Services

Policy & Programs | September 16, 2010 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from Health Protection, Perspectives Blog

Over the next three years, CDC will award almost $6.2 million to health departments in six demonstration project areas to accelerate prevention through program collaboration and service integration (PCSI) for HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB. PCSI is a critical…