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Press Release

One Year of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: How Are We Doing?

July 27, 2011

Over 350 advocates attended last week's HIV PJA Strategy Webinar marking the one year anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.  The event brought together federal officials and community advocates to reflect on the first year of the Strategy, what has been accomplished, and what remains to be done.

Download slides from the webinar here (PDF).

View a video recording from the webinar here.

7-20 HIV PJA Strategy Webinar: NHAS -- One Year In from HIV Prevention Justice Alliance on Vimeo.

Speakers/panelists included:

  • Christopher Bates, Director, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Gregorio Millett, M.P.H., Senior Scientist and HHS/CDC Liaison to the Office of National AIDS Policy
  • Catharine Hannsens, Executive Director and Founder, Center for HIV Law and Policy
  • David Ernesto Munar, President and CEO, AIDS Foundation of Chicago
  • Carole Treston, Executive Director, AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families
  • Venton Jones, M.S., Senior Program Associate for Communications & Member Education, National Black Gay Men's Advocacy Coalition

Stay tuned as we post more resources related to last week's webinar!


Background

July 13, 2011 saw the launch of the first National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) in the United States, with an ambitious vision:

"The United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic circumstance, will have unfettered access to high quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination."

The NHAS established primary goals to be achieved by 2015. However, the first year of the NHAS has seen the establishment of action plans by federal agencies, the initiation of the 12 Cities Initiative and other activities.

So, how are we doing? Has the NHAS made a difference in the federal HIV/AIDS response? Has the initial efforts set us up for reaching the goals of 2015? What about issues that didn't get much play in the NHAS? And what about the economic challenges hitting hard in our communities, and dominating the deadlock in Congress -- is the Strategy moving forwad despite the downturn?

Join us to discuss this, and more -- and submit your questions/concerns ahead of time on our HIV PJA email list (see below).

Keep the conversation going all month long by joining our email discussion lists!

HIV PJA Strategy List -- our general discussion list for HIV PJA activists!
SLICK List (State/Local Info Share for Community Knowledge) -- our state and local focused policy network.



  
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This article was provided by HIV Prevention Justice Alliance. Visit HIV Prevention Justice Alliance's website to find out more about their activities and publications.
 
See Also
National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Executive Summary
U.S. Announces First National HIV/AIDS Strategy
More on U.S. HIV/AIDS Policy

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