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2012-06-20 02:26:48

Sir Elton will speak at the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, on July 23, 2012 NEW YORK, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sir Elton John, Founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), has been selected by the organizers of the 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) to serve as a keynote speaker for the Conference. Sir Elton will deliver his keynote address during the Monday, July 23, session on Public Private Partnerships. AIDS 2012 will be held...

2012-05-15 10:25:21

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Skyrocketing rates of HIV among African Americans and Latinos in the Bay Area will take center stage when national and local leaders in HIV policy convene in San Francisco on May 23-24 for a conference on the unequal burden of HIV/AIDS among communities of color, sexual minorities and the poor. Sponsored by the Washington-based Forum for Collaborative HIV Research, the meeting comes at a time when HIV infection among African Americans is...

2012-03-14 10:42:00

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit of Women® President and National Program Director, Tanya Abreu, is among the select U.S. healthcare leaders invited by the Domestic Policy Council and the Office of National AIDS Policy to the White House on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. First Lady Michelle Obama, an advocate for women's health and domestic violence awareness, has also been invited and is expected to attend. The speakers and panelists will discuss the intersection...

2012-03-14 11:13:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Francisco AIDS Foundation applauds President Obama's selection of Dr. Grant Colfax to become director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. Dr. Colfax is uniquely suited to continue the momentum established under his predecessor, Mr. Jeffrey Crowley, in advancing the ambitious goals outlined in the president's National HIV/AIDS Strategy and moving us closer to an AIDS-free generation. "Dr. Colfax has been...

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)...

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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...

2010-07-13 14:38:00

American Academy of HIV Medicine Warns That Plan Implementation Will Depend on Adequate HIV Workforce WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) today applauded the first-ever National HIV/AIDS Strategy, acknowledging the enormous effort and dedication by the executive branch, Jeffrey Crowley, Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, and his staff. "We hope the National Strategy will have the impact needed to turn the tide on the...