AIDS 2012: Listening, Learning and Working Together

This week, many in the HIV community are finalizing plans for participation in AIDS 2012 – be it in person, via webcast, or via social media. I feel honored to join my federal colleagues to prepare for the U.S. government’s presence at this historic meeting. The current wave of activities reminds me of the preparation for, and participation in, my first International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2010, held in Vienna, Austria. That summer of 2010 was a time of great significance in our efforts to … [Read more...]

U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights of Day 1

The 15th annual U.S. Conference on AIDS got underway yesterday in Chicago. Over the next four days we’ll be sharing brief daily highlights from the conference focusing particularly on issues related to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Our first post is longer than usual, but with two plenary sessions and numerous day-long sessions, much transpired on this first day of the conference to share with our readers. More than 2,500 participants are gathered for the conference representing all … [Read more...]

Women’s Health Issues – Gender-Responsive National HIV/AIDS Programming for U.S. Women and Girls

A 'just-released special supplement' to the journal Women’s Health Issues provides in-depth information about gender-specific health considerations of U.S. women and girls in the HIV/AIDS epidemic and recommendations for national strategic programmatic improvements to meet their needs. The supplement grew out of a June 2010 forum, Bringing Gender Home: Implementing Gender-Responsive HIV/AIDS Programming for U.S. Women and Girls, hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services … [Read more...]

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