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ONAP Announces Series of NHAS Listening Sessions

The White House Office of National HIV/AIDS Policy will be conducting a series of six listening sessions around the country this summer, beginning on May 29 in Jackson, Mississippi. Additional sessions have been announced for Columbia, South Carolina (June 3) and Atlanta, Georgia (June 5). Details to be announced soon regarding sessions in San Francisco, Oakland, Chicago, and New York.

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On 3rd Anniversary of NHAS, President Prioritizes Addressing the HIV Care Continuum

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy marked its third anniversary on July 13, 2013. In observance of this milestone, President Barack Obama reaffirmed the Administration’s commitment to the Strategy and directed federal departments to prioritize addressing the continuum of HIV care as they continue to implement the Strategy.
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HHS Agencies and Offices Standardize and Streamline Data Collection for HHS HIV Grantees

In response to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy’s call to streamline federal HIV data collection efforts, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently approved plans by HHS agencies to utilize common HIV core indicators and to streamline HIV data collection for grantees, enabling them to focus more time and attention on providing high quality HIV services.

Read about the seven common core indicators for monitoring HHS-funded HIV prevention, treatment, and care services »

Common Indicators for HHS funded HIV Programs and Services
Kathleen Sebelius

What is the National HIV/AIDS Strategy?

On July 13, 2010 the White House released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). This ambitious plan is the nation's first-ever comprehensive coordinated HIV/AIDS roadmap with clear and measurable targets to be achieved by 2015.

Developing the Strategy

Learn about the creation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and how it moved from idea to reality.

Read about developing the Strategy

Releasing the Strategy

Read about the Strategy's release on July 13, 2010 and the President's goals from day one.

Read about releasing the Strategy

Vision for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

The United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic circumstance, will have unfettered access to high quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination.

Goals for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

1. Reduce new HIV infections

  • Lower the annual number of new infections by 25%
  • Reduce HIV transmission by 30%
  • Increase the percentage of people living with HIV who know their serostatus from 79% to 90%

2. Increase access to care and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV

  • Increase the proportion of newly diagnosed patients linked to clinical care from 65% to 85%
  • Increase the proportion of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients who are in continuous care from 73% to 80%
  • Increase the number of Ryan White clients with permanent housing from 82% to 86%

3. Reduce HIV-related health disparities

  • Improve access to prevention and care services for all Americans
  • Increase the proportion of HIV-diagnosed gay and bisexual men with undetectable viral load by 20%
  • Increase the proportion of HIV-diagnosed Blacks with undetectable viral load by 20%
  • Increase the proportion of HIV-diagnosed Latinos with undetectable viral load by 20%

NHAS Blog Posts

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Take a Closer Look

Featured NHAS documents and videos.

Fact Sheet
Fact Sheet
The National HIV/AIDS Strategy
The National
HIV/AIDS Strategy

The National AIDS Strategy at One Year
The National AIDS
Strategy at One Year
The National HIV/AIDS Strategy in 2012
National HIV/AIDS Strategy in 2012