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  • The HIV Test at 30: More Essential than Ever

    On March 2, 1985, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first commercial HIV blood test. That was a major breakthrough.

  • Honoring Our Past and Future

    As we commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and honor National Black History Month, it is an appropriate time to reflect on the impact of HIV in the African American community.

  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Reducing HIV Among African American Communities

    Each February 7, we mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). It’s an opportunity for all of us to honor the memory of those we’ve lost, and to call attention to the fact that HIV continues to disproportionately affect African American men, women, and youth.

  • The White House Observes World AIDS Day 2014

    On Monday, December 1, 2014, the White House commemorated of World AIDS Day, welcoming key leaders in the global fight against HIV/AIDS to share highlights of our progress on both the domestic and international responses to the epidemic and discuss important priorities for our next steps.

  • Focus, Partner, Achieve: How the United States Is Helping to Lead the Fight Against AIDS

    Today is World AIDS Day -- a day where the world comes together to remember those we've lost to HIV/AIDS and to recommit ourselves to the international fight against this terrible disease.


Since President Obama released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in 2010, progress reports on Strategy implementation, indicators, and federal interagency working group recommendations have been regularly published. See below for a full list of reports:


World Hepatitis Day recognition

  • On July 29, 2012, President Obama recognized World Hepatitis Day with a Presidential Proclamation

  • On August 2, 2012, the White House hosted a forum in honor of World Hepatitis Day

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:

Institute of Medicine (IOM) reports

Additional progress

  • 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.