TUESDAY: White House to Unveil National HIV/AIDS Strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Tuesday, July 13, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, White House Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes, Office of National AIDS Policy Director Jeffrey Crowley, and HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh will unveil the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and discuss its goals and details.

The NHAS is a comprehensive plan focused on: 1) reducing the number of people who become infected with HIV, 2) increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes for people living with HIV, and 3) reducing HIV-related health disparities.

The plan will serve as a roadmap for policymakers, partners in prevention, and the public on steps the United States must take to lower HIV incidence, get people living with HIV into care, and reduce HIV-related health disparities.

Who:

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
White House Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes
White House Director of the Office of National HIV/AIDS Policy Jeffrey Crowley
Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Howard Koh

When:

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
South Court Auditorium
2:00 p.m. (Pre-Set: 1:30 p.m., Final Gather: 1:45 p.m. at the stakeout location)

(Media should enter the complex through the Northwest Gate at Pennsylvania Ave. and Jackson Place. )

RSVP:

Media wishing to attend must RSVP to media_affairs@who.eop.gov by 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 12. If you are a non-pass holder, please include full name, date of birth, and social security number.