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PEPFAR Programs Support African Efforts to Fight Global AIDS

Cross-posted from the State Department Blog.

I just returned from a visit to three African nations, where I saw encouraging gains in the fight against HIV. In these countries, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is enabling ...

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HHS Launches New Website: Stopbullying.gov

Today, HHS launches a new website called Stopbullying.gov. The site provides information from government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators, and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying. It also provides informa...

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Effective HIV Prevention Programs in the U.S.

Last month at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Jonathan Mermin, MD, of the CDC gave a presentation addressing how the U.S. should move forward with its HIV prevention interventions. In this AIDS.gov video, Merm...

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SAMHSA, Behavioral Health and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (Part I)

As the recently appointed Federal inter-agency liaison for HIV/AIDS at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), I am pleased to join the discussion here on the AIDS.gov blog about how the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHA...

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New York State Department of Health: Breaking Ground in New Media Response to HIV and STIs

Earlier this month, we participated in the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute's forum, Social Media: Going Viral Against HIV and STIs. The room was filled with nearly 300 public health colleagues from across New York who were there to...

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Focus on the Transgender Community: Interview With Bamby Salcedo

As we've discussed in previous posts, the transgender community has been disproportionately affected by HIV, and often faces challenges finding and accessing appropriate services. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy addresses these disparities, starting ...

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FDA Approves New Rapid HIV Test Delivering Results in 60 Seconds

Earlier this week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of the INSTI™ HIV-1 Antibody Test, a new, single use rapid test for the detection of HIV antibodies developed by bioLytical Laboratories of Canada. The newly approved tes...

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The National HIV/AIDS Strategy at the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care

This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. Dr. Ron Valdiserri is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The closing panel of the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Pre...

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President Obama Welcomes New HIV Prevention Research Results

Washington, D.C. -- Today, the National Institutes of Health announced findings on recent HIV prevention research. The study finds that a daily dose of an oral antiretroviral drug taken by HIV-negative gay and bisexual men reduced the risk of acquiri...

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November's Top 10 Ways the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Improves the National Response to HIV/AIDS

This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog.

Last week, we announced that we'd be posting monthly National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) Top Ten lists to reinforce key parts of the NHAS. Today's post is November's Top Ten list.

By 2015, the Nat...