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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
Happy Twitter bird

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…

Online Resources to Protect Those with HIV/AIDS
Cross-posted from The Justice Blog

To mark the one-year anniversary of the release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Justice Department has launched a new section of its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website, Persons with HIV and persons with AIDS are covered by…

Scientific Advances and the Fight Against AIDS

Global | July 18, 2011 Read the full post
IAS 2011
Cross-posted from State Department Blog

This week, I am in Rome, Italy, for the International AIDS Society’s Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention. This gathering of researchers caps a year of incredible scientific announcements, and I anticipate even more at this meeting. Last summer,…

6th International AIDS Society Conference Underway This Week


This week, over 5,000 delegates from around the world are attending the 6th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2011) in Rome, Italy. This biannual conference is the world’s largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS,…

Update on Our Partnership With Haiti on Health

Global | July 14, 2011 Read the full post
Goosby Haiti
Cross-posted from State Department Blog

I recently returned from a visit to Haiti. As it recovers from last year’s earthquake, the nation continues to face immense challenges — as it has throughout its difficult history. There is much more work to do there in all…