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White House Commemorates World Hepatitis Day 2011
Cross-posted from White House Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

Today, I was honored to participate in a special White House event to commemorate the first official World Hepatitis Day.  This event was one of many held across the United States and around the world for communities to join together…

Federal Leads Review Progress at One-Year Anniversary


On the eve of the first anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), representatives of the six federal agencies tasked by the President with lead responsibility for implementing NHAS gathered for one of our regular meetings and shared updates on…

Social Media for Nonprofits

New Media | July 26, 2011 Read the full post
Social Media for NonProfits Logo

Last month, I attended Social Media for Nonprofits in San Francisco, a conference series taking place in cities across the country. The conferences bring together social media experts and nonprofit leaders to share what’s working in fundraising, marketing, and advocacy….

Engaging the Latino Community in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

NCLR/CSULB Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training

This year, more than 20,000 people will attend the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., July 22-26, 2011. This conference is the largest gathering of the nation’s most influential individuals, organizations, institutions, and companies working…

Engaging Businesses in Support of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

James Albino

Successfully achieving the National HIV/AIDS Strategy’s aggressive goals depends not only on Federal leadership, but also on new investments and new partnerships from all parts of society, including the private sector.  As my colleague Melody Barnes, the President’s Domestic Policy…

Speaking out about HIV/AIDS, one button at a time

Miguel Gomez, 1984.
Cross-posted from National Museum of American History Blog

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth post in a series exploring the 30th anniversary of HIV and AIDS. Beginning last June 3, the National Museum of American History has been marking the anniversary of the emergence of the HIV and…

CDC Launches Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) Web Page


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched a new web page providing details about the Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) Project, which is a cornerstone of the larger HHS-wide 12 Cities Project. The new page provides information… Surpasses 100,000 Twitter Followers – What Does It Really Mean?

New Media | July 19, 2011 Read the full post
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The last month and a half has been a busy time for the HIV community. We commemorated 30 years since the first reported cases of AIDS on June 5, promoted National HIV Testing Day on June 27, and recognized the…