Latest Office of National AIDS Policy Stories

2014-06-27 08:26:00

San Francisco AIDS Foundation unveils plans to expand testing citywide with a new mobile testing unit SAN FRANCISCO, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Newly-appointed White House Office of National AIDS Policy Director Douglas M. Brooks today visited the sexual health clinic operated by San Francisco AIDS Foundation in the Castro neighborhood to underscore the importance of knowing one's HIV status in conjunction with National HIV Testing Day. Foundation CEO Neil Giuliano also...

2011-05-31 08:54:00

Novel internet-based resource maps HIV and AIDS by congressional district Seven of ten congressional districts with highest HIV/AIDS prevalence are located in New York or New Jersey WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Minority Quality Forum (Forum) today launched a novel, internet-based tool - the U.S. HIV/AIDS Index (http://www.maphiv.org). Building upon the HIV/AIDS Atlas introduced by the Forum in 2009, which currently has over 30,000 registered users, this...

2010-12-01 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation observes World AIDS Day, the consensus reached by nearly 400 HIV/AIDS experts taking part in the just completed 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention and Access to Care provides this stern warning to the country's policymakers: unless more is done to identify and provide immediate care for the more than 200,000 Americans whose HIV is undiagnosed and the even more who are untreated, disparities in HIV care will...

2010-11-04 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time when an estimated 56,300 Americans become infected with HIV every year, the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research will convene its 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention and Access to Care to intensify the nation's prevention and detection efforts. Taking place just before World AIDS Day, the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention and Access to Care (November 17-19, 2010 at the National Harbor in Maryland)...

2010-07-14 06:05:00

The White House unveiled a new domestic AIDS policy on Tuesday that seeks to increase public education and improve treatment for those suffering from the disease. President Barack Obama said that the nation's AIDS battle is at a "crossroads" as he rolled out the first-ever National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which will ask federal, state and tribal governments and medical and scientific communities to reduce human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections by 25 percent over five years. The new strategy...

2010-07-13 16:37:00

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement applauding the Obama Administration's release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: "The National HIV/AIDS Strategy represents the nation's first comprehensive plan to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS in this country. The strategy sets specific targets and provides detailed implementation information on the steps we must take to increase access to high quality HIV/AIDS care and treatment, decrease...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.