President Obama's FY 2012 Budget – '… the National HIV/AIDS Strategy'

    Agency Operational Plans and the President’s FY 2012 Budget Highlight Our Continued Efforts to Implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy       One of the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy was to refocus existing efforts and deliver better results to the American people within current funding levels, as well as make the case for new investments. The Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) is excited to share some of the progress the Obama Administration has made over the last few … [Read more...]

BULLYING, a New Perspective

  A Celebration of Women    initially sends our blessings to anyone in our world that is living at the hands of a "Bully".      As a Woman (gender that has been bullied for centuries) , mother of four (teens included), victim of violent crime and more, I want to also send this message to all the teens born to the Women of our World.  With suicide in our communities reaching epidemic levels, we all must Take Action to divide the causes; and not blame only the Bully.  For the health of our own … [Read more...] – Engaging LGBT Leadership in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

      Gay and bisexual men have comprised the largest proportion of the HIV epidemic in the United States since the first cases were reported in the 1980s, and that has not changed. They still comprise the greatest proportion of infections nationally. (For more details on HIV/AIDS among gay and bisexual men, see CDC’s fact sheet (PDF 263 KB) and latest surveillance data.) As with gay and bisexual men, transgender individuals are also at very high risk for HIV infection. The National HIV/AIDS … [Read more...]

ONAP Commissions Institute of Medicine – Examine Data Gaps in HIV Care

ONAP Commissions Institute of Medicine Examine Data Gaps in Monitoring Access and Quality of HIV Care This time last year, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) announced a contract with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to conduct a series of policy analyses to help inform the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The first of three reports from this project was released two weeks ago and presents important information for policymakers and members of the public working to expand HIV testing and … [Read more...]

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