A unique view of 2012
May 19th has been designated as the National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Find out how the implementation of proven HIV prevention strategies is helping to reduce the number of new infections
May 18th is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD), and Dr. Carl Dieffenbach talks about the annual observance.
The Kaiser Foundation hosts an event for the launch of EMPOWERED, Alicia Keys' new campaign to help end the HIV/AIDs epidemic.
The President's 2014 Budget is a comprehensive plan that reduces the deficit and puts the Nation on a sound fiscal course, and makes strategic and science-based investments in Federal efforts to address the HIV epidemic.
At AIDS 2012, the international AIDS conference, youth advocates announced the inauguration of National Youth HIV + AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) to be marked on April 10, 2013.
Successful implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy requires ongoing collaboration among Federal, state, and local governments and key non-governmental stakeholders.
Violence is common in the lives of women and girls living with, and at risk for, HIV/AIDS, and the Obama Administration is working to address these intersecting issues.
World Hepatitis Day recognition
On July 29, 2012, President Obama recognized World Hepatitis Day with a Presidential Proclamation
International AIDS Conference
The return of the Conference to the United States marked a pivotal moment in the history of the fight against HIV/AIDS. America’s leadership globally, in science, and on HIV/AIDS policies is delivering results and saving living. The Obama Administration honored this historic event in many ways:
President Obama welcomed conference participants
Administration officials discussed their personal experiences with the epidemic
The Administration released an update on federal efforts to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
ONAP hosted stakeholder forums focused on HIV in the African American community and HIV in the Latino/Hispanic community
Institute of Medicine (IOM) reports
ONAP funded two separate projects. The first produced three reports on HIV screening and access to care.
A second IOM project identified key indicators for measuring HIV outcomes and made recommendations for improving the monitoring of HIV care across data systems.
On March 30, 2012, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum creating a Federal working group to address the intersection of HIV/AID, violence against women and gender-related health disparities.
On World AIDS Day, December 1, 2011, the Administration announced a $50 million increase for HIV care and treatment through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.
During the fall of 2011, ONAP hosted a series of issue-specific National HIV/AIDS Strategy implementation dialogues focused on incorporating prevention and care into HIV programs, building capacity within the HIV workforce, sustaining the community-based response to HIV and maximizing effectiveness in low prevalence jurisdictions.
In July of 2011, ONAP released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Implementation Update that highlighted the strategy at work throughout federal agencies, and progress making strategic new investments and needed policy changes.
In February 2011, ONAP released an Overview of Agency Operational Plans Report of the lead agencies' plans that outlines what Federal stakeholders are doing to implement the NHAS.