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Gender Auditing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

June 29, 2010

Positive Women's NetworkAny minute now, President Barack Obama will release the first ever National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). This is an historic moment, as the White House takes unprecedented leadership in addressing the domestic HIV epidemic.

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During Pride Month, President Obama Vows to Make Progress on LGBT Issues
By Becky Allen
June 28, 2010

Obama concluded his speech optimistically, praising young LGBT people -- particularly activists -- for standing up for themselves and their rights. "I believe because of them that the future is bright. It's certainly bright for them," Obama said. "And I want you all to know that as this work continues, I'm going to be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with you, fighting by your side every step of the way."

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Are You Ready for the Release of the U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy?

June 25, 2010

We anticipate that President Obama will release the National HIV/AIDS Strategy very soon: a comprehensive, five-year plan of action to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States.

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National HIV Testing Day 2010
By Jonathan Mermin
June 23, 2010

This article was cross-posted from the blog. Jonathan Mermin is Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.

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Future Priorities for NIAID's HIV Prevention Research
By Carl W. Dieffenbach, Ph.D.
June 21, 2010

As we begin to discuss the restructuring of NIAID's clinical trials networks, let us first focus on the Institute's HIV prevention research agenda. Developing new biomedical tools that can safely and effectively prevent HIV acquisition and transmission is critical to addressing the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. Currently, we are exploring several promising HIV prevention strategies that, if proven successful, could have a significant impact on reducing the incidence of new infections. These strategies include microbicides -- gels, foams, creams, and other formulations designed to prevent sexual transmission of HIV -- and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), attempting to block HIV infection by providing antiretroviral medicines to people who are not infected with HIV but who are at high risk for infection. HIV vaccines are also a major focus of our prevention research efforts, but we will discuss that area specifically in an upcoming blog post.

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U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy Release Is Imminent
By Olivia Ford
June 17, 2010

Finally, the release of the U.S.'s first-ever national HIV/AIDS strategy is almost upon us. "We're no longer talking months; we're talking weeks," said U.S. Office of National AIDS Policy director Jeffrey Crowley in a conference call with community members on June 17. Organizations across the U.S. are circling the wagons, preparing to alert their constituencies about the strategy upon its release.

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National HIV Testing Day Throughout the Year!
By Murray Penner
June 15, 2010

This article was cross-posted from the blog. Murray Penner is Deputy Director of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors.

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Ramblings From NMAC Executive Director Paul Kawata About the Developing ADAP Crisis
By Paul Kawata
June 15, 2010

There are lots of activists doing great work to resolve the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Crisis. My ramblings are in no way an indictment of their work, but rather my need to scream my frustration, anger and sadness that we have not figured out a solution.

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Public Health Reports Social Determinants of Health
By Dr. Kevin Fenton and Dr. Hazel Dean
June 14, 2010

This article was cross-posted from the blog. Dr. Kevin Fenton is Director and Dr. Hazel Dean is Deputy Director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. (Cross-posted from Health Protection, Perspectives blog, June 7, 2010.)

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GI Joe Needs to Go to Washington
By Brandon Lacy Campos
June 12, 2010

In the 1980s cartoon G.I. Joe, COBRA Commander was a character with a mirror face, but when the mirror was removed, you found an evil snake like man-creature with a lisp and a penchant for all out drag queen temper tantrums. COBRA was an evil organization out the rule the world.

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