Check out this great piece by Chris Collins of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. Chris is a founding member of the Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy, and, well, we couldn't agree more with what he has to say:
Five years ago, hundreds of organizations signed a call to action demanding a more accountable, coordinated, and outcomes-oriented approach to tackling AIDS in America. It called for setting clear targets for progress, increasing collaboration, and focusing on hardest hit populations.
What we saw five years ago was a patchwork effort: people and organizations doing great work in countless ways, but ultimately not focused collectively on getting the job done. Today, a lot has changed for the good -- in science, policy, and in evidence of success. On the second anniversary of this country's first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy, it's worth thinking about what has gone right, and where we go next.
Check out this by coalition member David Holtgrave, PhD and Chair of Department of Health Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Holtgrave explores whether goals set out in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy are feasible using current levels of diagnostic and prevention services for people living with HIV/AIDS. He concludes that without expansion of testing and prevention, the goal of linking 85% of people living with HIV/AIDS to care will not be met. If the expansion happens, however, the goal can be achieved in a cost-effective manner by 2015.
Read the , and find the entire paper, which is open access, .
If you live in Alabama, Washington or Pennsylvania, you're in luck! The is going on a road trip, and they're coming to see you.
ONAP announced today that for three upcoming dialogues on implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Details are below and you can .
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Time: 2:00 – 4:30 pm
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Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: Swedish Medical Center, Glaser Auditorium, 747 Broadway, levitra buy
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time: 3:00 – 5:30 pm (new time)
Location: University of Pennsylvania, Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium, 3730 Walnut Street, levitra buy
Yesterday, in recognition of the one year anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the White House released an Implementation Update to keep us up to speed on the latest work (), and this really cool video ()!
We recently posted a endoresed by 142 organizations that reaffirms support for the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and lays out some principles we think are important to success. In recognition of the one-year anniversary of NHAS, the Washington, DC based organization Community Education Group (CEG) has posted ads in political newspapers Politico and Roll Call with an image of the statement and a list of endorsers! You can view the ads ...and respectively.