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HHS Reallocates $25 Million to Extend Care to People on ADAP Waiting List

Mary Wakefield, HRSA

Improving access to care and treatment for people living with HIV is a top priority for President Obama and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This week, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the reallocation of $25 million for…

Healthy People 2020: Interview with Penny Slade-Sawyer

Developing Healthy People 2020

The Healthy People Initiative provides a framework to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and establishes national goals to reduce them. We asked Rear Admiral Penny Slade-Sawyer from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion to explain…

Action Across the Sectors: Highlights from National HIV Testing Day 2010

New Media | July 6, 2010 Read the full post
June 26 - National HIV Testing Day

Each year I am honored to see all the ways individuals and groups take action for National HIV Testing Day (June 27) — from conversations with loved ones, to getting tested, to attending or organizing local HIV testing events, to…

Act Against AIDS: the First Year

Kevin Fenton: Health Protection Perspectives
Cross-posted from Health Protection, Perspectives Blog

In April 2009, CDC and the White House launched Act Against AIDS (AAA), a 5-year, $45-million communication campaign. After almost 20 years since the last national HIV campaign, it was past time to again initiate a national conversation about one…

The Current & Future State of HIV Testing in the U.S.:
A National HIV Testing Day Webinar/Conference Call

New Media | July 1, 2010 Read the full post
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Co-authored by Amy Palilonis, Presidential Management Fellow, AIDS.gov Last week we sponsored a webinar/conference call in advance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) — June 27 — for Federal staff and grantees who work with domestic HIV/AIDS programs. Panelists on…

Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Conference Call: Updates on ADAP from HRSA/HAB

blog.aids.gov

On Tuesday, July 29, the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) held a conference call for PACHA members and the public. During the call, Dr. Deborah Parham-Hopson, Associate Administrator for HIV/AIDS, Health Resources and Services Administration at HHS, provided an…

Looking Ahead: NIAID’s Future HIV/AIDS Therapeutics Priorities

Research | June 30, 2010 Read the full post
Future Directions for NIAID HIV Research

Since the 1980s when the HIV/AIDS epidemic was first recognized, NIAID-supported clinical research has helped to save millions of lives and played a key role in defining the standard of care for treating HIV infection. This blog post describes what…

National HIV Testing Day Twitter Town Hall Recap

New Media | June 29, 2010 Read the full post
Susan Robinson, MS

This year's National HIV Testing Day is now behind us, but what a whirlwind of events and activities! This year, we saw an unprecedented use of social media to get out the NHTD message, Take the Test. Take Control. One…