In recognition of World AIDS Day 2013, the Department of Justice reaffirms its commitment to eradicating stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS across our country. This year’s observance offers us the chance to both reflect on the work we have done in the past year to protect the rights of people with HIV/AIDS and – due to the sad truth of continuing discrimination – the significant work to be done in the year ahead.
On World AIDS Day 2013, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy releases a report outlining the first recommendations and action steps from the HIV Care Continuum Initiative detailing how federal efforts will be integrated to improve outcomes along the care continuum
December 2, 2013 at 11:59 AM ET by Grant Colfax, MD
The Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) hosted a number of HIV/AIDS leaders from across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as well as many non-federal stakeholders to recognize and reflect on major accomplishments across HHS in implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
September 25, 2013 at 11:47 AM ET by Ronald Valdiserri
A report from the President’s Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities charts a path forward to improve collaboration among agencies by leveraging federal resources in support of the health and wellbeing of women and girls, particularly those living with or at high-risk for HIV/AIDS and violence
September 6, 2013 at 3:15 PM ET by Dr. Grant Colfax and Lynn Rosenthal
Three years ago, President Obama announced an historic comprehensive plan to help turn the tide on HIV/AIDS in the United States: the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Strategy has given a new sense of direction, and purpose in our fight against HIV and AIDS.
July 15, 2013 at 2:45 PM ET by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Valerie Jarrett
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.
As part of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, as we move forward with our research agenda we must engage in serious discussions on the criteria, risks and ethics involved in all our studies, including the idea of stopping antiretroviral therapy in individuals who may be “cured.
March 8, 2013 at 2:43 PM ET by Carl W. Dieffenbach, Ph.D., Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
Ronald Valdiserri and Grant Colfax discuss the role science plays in helping us achieve the vision of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy as well as some of the important findings being announced at 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.
On Wednesday, ViiV Healthcare announced it would grant a voluntary license to enable low-cost supply of a key pediatric HIV medicine in the 118 countries in which 98.7% of all HIV-positive children reside. Voluntary licenses like this one play an important role in making affordable HIV medicines available in developing countries and stimulating innovation for those markets.
March 1, 2013 at 2:15 PM ET by Robynn Sturm Steffen
On November 30th at 3:00 p.m. ET join us for a special session of White House Office Hours with Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Gayle Smith, Senior Director, National Security Council in honor of World AIDS Day 2012.
Grant Colfax travels to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters to present at Public Health Grand Rounds, an ongoing series of monthly presentations on health-related topics pertinent to the health of Americans, and discusses implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS).
August 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM ET by Dr. Grant Colfax
The AIDS Memorial Quilt is an enduring symbol of the lives that have been lost to this epidemic. First started in 1987, the quilt now contains the names of more than 94,000 of individuals who have died of AIDS on more than 47,000 panels.