Douglas Brooks shares his personal perspective on how he benefited from an HIV test 25 years ago, and discusses how National HIV Testing Day supports HIV policies and programs year round.
Over the next two months, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will host four regional forums across the country that will inform the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy for 2016-2020.
The Office of National AIDS Policy, Office of the Vice President, and the White House Council on Women and Girls commemorate the 10th observance of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
On March 2, 1985, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first commercial HIV blood test. That was a major breakthrough.
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
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.