NHAS Celebrates Progress at One-Year Anniversary!

National HIV/AIDS Strategy  Celebrates 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 implementation progress. Chairing the meeting, the Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Howard Koh, praised the participants for the progress being made within and across … [Read more...]

National HIV/AIDS Strategy – Highlights From CROI

Highlights From CROI Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections Highlights From CROI On Wednesday, March 2, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases at HHS spoke with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach about his reflections on the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston. Dr. Dieffenbach serves as the Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National … [Read more...]

Effective HIV Prevention Programs in the U.S.

    Effective HIV Prevention Programs in the U.S.     Persons at High Risk for Contracting HIV   "The first HIV-prevention programs in the United States were grassroots measures initiated in 1982 predominantly by homosexual men in San Francisco, California, and New York City (2). These and other early HIV-prevention activities primarily were designed to increase AIDS awareness, reduce unfounded fears about transmission, and provide basic information regarding symptoms, likely transmission … [Read more...]

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