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Addressing Viral Hepatitis at the Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recognizes viral hepatitis as a highly prevalent chronic disease among Veterans in VA care. VA continues to be proactive in addressing viral hepatitis, and is actively taking part in the implementation of the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, which is led by…

Updated National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017 – 2020 Released

Summary: The National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017 – 2020 has been released If you haven’t already seen it, we want to encourage you to take some time to learn about the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017-2020 (Action Plan). The updated Action Plan represents a new phase and is the nation’s roadmap for addressing viral…

ICMYI: World AIDS Day and Toward 2017

As the AIDS.gov team reflects on 2016 and looks forward to 2017, today we recap our World AIDS Day 2016 posts. From the White House The White House published a blog post marking both domestic and global successes in the response to HIV, and recognizing the challenges and continued work needed to end AIDS worldwide…

HIV Among Issues Examined During White House’s United State of Women Summit

Summary: Find out how ONAP, and Federal and community partners, marked the first United State of Women Summit to highlight HIV issues among women and girls. Last week, thousands of people gathered for the United State of Women, a White House summit focused on the needs of women and girls. Employing the theme, “Today, We’ll…

VA Expands Hepatitis C Drug Treatment

Expanded funding now allows VA to provide increased drug therapy at VA facilities nationwide The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it is now able to fund care for all Veterans with hepatitis C for Fiscal Year 2016 regardless of the stage of the patient’s liver disease. The move follows increased funding from…

In Appreciation of Dr. Ron Valdiserri’s 27 Years of Federal Service

At the end of 2015, we bid farewell to Dr. Ron Valdiserri, who retired from an exemplary career in Federal service. Over many years, Ron played key roles in the Federal responses to HIV and viral hepatitis, most recently as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and the Director of the HHS Office of…

The President’s Budget, Investing in our Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Summary: How does President Obama’s final budget request prioritize the needs of people living with and at high risk of HIV? Yesterday, the President released his Fiscal Year 2017 Budget in which he shows our continued focus on the biggest challenges facing the Nation, not just for the coming year but for decades to come….

Enhancing the Lives of Americans Living With HIV/AIDS, and Fighting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Editor’s Note: President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal today. The White House also issued this fact sheet to highlight the budget’s investment in domestic HIV/AIDS activities across federal departments and agencies. Meeting Our Greatest Challenges: The President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Under the President’s leadership, we have turned our economy around and…