World AIDS Day, 2011: The Beginning of the End of AIDS

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    The White House Working Group on Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women and Gender-related Health Disparities is asking for public input to help inform their ongoing work

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    The White House marks World Aids Day by reflecting on a year of progress in the fight against AIDS and looking at the work that remains to meet President Obama's goal of an AIDS-free generation.

  • Observing National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    On National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, we recognize how far we’ve come, but also how much more work there is to do fighting HIV/AIDS in the Latino community

  • Helping Understand and Treat HIV Through Community-Based Leadership

    The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community have helped bring about much of the tremendous progress in understanding and treating HIV, ranging from increasing HIV awareness, to fighting HIV-related discrimination, to volunteering for cutting-edge research. This legacy of community-based leadership is one to note on this 5th Annual National Gay Men’s HIV/Awareness Day.

  • National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: Recognizing the Challenges of Growing Older with HIV/AIDS

    On National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, we recognize that while the progress made in reducing HIV mortality and morbidity is remarkable, people aging with HIV face multiple, unique challenges.

  • Implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Grand Rounds at the CDC

    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).

  • Continuing to Fight the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

    The Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) releases its second annual report on the progress made toward achieving the primary goals of National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

  • Secretary Clinton to AIDS 2012: “We Will Not Back Off, We Will Not Back Down”

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the International AIDS Conference and gives an update on PEPFAR progress


World Hepatitis Day recognition

  • On July 29, 2012, President Obama recognized World Hepatitis Day with a Presidential Proclamation

  • On August 2, 2012, the White House hosted a forum in honor of World Hepatitis Day

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:

Institute of Medicine (IOM) reports

Additional progress

  • 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.