On the Case: How a Houston Health-Department Worker Tracks STDs
By Cindy George
June 7, 2010
The Long Exhale
By Enrique Franco
May 28, 2010
I recently read something posted online that almost made me faint. I sprinted towards my living room window to see if any pigs were out and about, flying in the summer sky. My dear friend, and sister, Olivia from TheBody.com, sent me the link. After reading this article, I can honestly say my heart started to beat faster.
As States Finalize Their Budgets, the ADAP Crisis Continues
By Becky Allen
May 25, 2010
As of May 20, there are 1,143 people in 10 U.S. states who are on waiting lists for their states' AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs), which help low-income HIVers who are often uninsured pay for HIV/AIDS medications.
Today, May 19, Is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
By Dr. Howard Koh
May 19, 2010
This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog, which in turn cross-posted it from the ONAP blog. Dr. Howard Koh is Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
May 19: National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
By Stephanie Goss and David Stupplebeen
May 18, 2010
This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. Stephanie Goss is the Communications Manager and David Stupplebeen is the Media & Communications Coordinator at the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center.
The Role of Public Private Partnerships in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
By James Albino
May 13, 2010
Today, the White Office of National HIV/AIDS Policy (ONAP) engaged the business community, private foundations, and the HIV/AIDS community to begin a dialogue on how to improve the role of public private partnerships as our office develops the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). As a former director of a community based organization in Puerto Rico, I know that public private partnerships can mean the difference between continuing to provide life enhancing service or closing up shop.
May 18: HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
By Miguel Gomez
May 13, 2010
May 18, 2010 will mark HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD), an annual observance day that recognizes the thousands of volunteers, community leaders, health professionals, and scientists that work to develop a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) -- the Federal sponsor for HVAD -- hopes the day will encourage communities to learn more about HIV vaccine research and support those who are currently volunteering in clinical vaccination trials.
Rumor Control: Is It True That People With HIV/AIDS Can't Get a Mortgage?
By Tamara E. Holmes
May 9, 2010
Absolutely not, says Margo Kaplan, director of planning and research for The Center for HIV Law and Policy in New York City. "It is illegal under federal law to discriminate against someone based upon their HIV status in granting a mortgage."
Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS: Meeting Updates
By Miguel Gomez
May 3, 2010
This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. Miguel Gomez is the AIDS.gov director.
ONAP to Hold Community Meeting and Conference Call on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
By Jeffrey S. Crowley
April 26, 2010
On Friday, May 14, 2010, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will hold a community meeting to provide an update and gain additional recommendations for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). For those who cannot attend the meeting in person, ONAP will hold a conference call shortly after the meeting to discuss the strategy.
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