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National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Public Meeting: National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS)

The Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) held a meeting on February 24, 2010, for the public to hear about the progress to date on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The meeting provided an update on the framework for the NHAS, as well as an opportunity for participants to meet the Federal HIV/AIDS Interagency Working Group. (Meeting Agenda - PDF - 50KB) This group is made up of representatives from agencies working on HIV/AIDS across the Federal government, including White House offices, and is responsible for developing the NHAS. A video of the public meeting is now available.

NHAS Group Members on stage

The meeting included a briefing on the results from a series of community discussions held over the last few months by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Participants had an opportunity to participate in informal breakout sessions and one-on-one conversations with members of the Interagency Working Group.

Watch the video below (or read the transcripts) to learn what some of the attendees had to say about the meeting and next steps for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

Read the Transcript

National HIV/AIDS Strategy

President Barack Obama has pledged to develop and implement a national HIV/AIDS strategy (NHAS), and has emphasized three primary goals:

The White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) oversees NHAS development and has been soliciting input through a series of community discussions held across the U.S. in 2009-2010. ONAP works to coordinate an increasingly integrated approach to prevention, care, and treatment of HIV/AIDS. For more information, see ONAP’s National AIDS Strategy.

ONAP also works with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of HIV/AIDS Policy (OHAP), which advises the Assistant Secretary for Health and senior HHS officials on the following: the appropriate and timely implementation and development of HIV/AIDS policy; the establishment of priorities; and the solid implementation of HIV/AIDS programs, activities, and initiatives across other HHS health agencies.

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) also provides policy recommendations on the Federal response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The PACHA site provides information on past and upcoming events, reports, and policy recommendations.