NATIONAL HIV/AIDS STRATEGY

Background

In July 2010, the White House unveiled the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States and the accompanying Federal Implementation Plan.

This document was the first wide-reaching effort by the federal government to coordinate domestic efforts on HIV/AIDS across various federal departments, agencies, and programs.

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy sets forth specific goals for HIV prevention, care, and treatment in the United States. It prioritizes reducing HIV prevalence, increasing access to case, and reducing HIV-health related disparities. The strategy is designed to build upon existing work and accomplish a number of small changes that have a big payoff.

In 2015 the Office of National AIDS Policy Director unveiled the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated To 2020, and President Obama signed an executive order to continue its work and goals through the year 2020.

OUR ADVOCACY EFFORTS

Prior to the release of the Strategy, White House officials sought input from stakeholders across the United States, and held a national listening tour in communities across America. Below, see AAHIVM’s recommendations on the National Strategy.

Letter from AAHIVM and HIV/AIDS Community to newly elected HHS Secretary Mathews Burwell titlted “AIDS in America” 07.16.2014
Letter from AAHIVM and HIV/AIDS Community on working together with Secretary Mathews Burwell as leaders in advocating for domestic HIV/AIDS policies and programs.

Letter to HHS Secretary Sebelius on Prevention and Public Health Fund 4.16.11
Letter from AAHIVM and HIV/AIDS Community to HHS Secretary Sebelius on Prevention and Public Health Fund.

Letter to HHS Secretary on HHS Operational Plan for NHAS 3/28/2011
Letter from AAHIVM and the Health Care Access Working Group to the Secretary of HHS about the release of the HHS operational plan for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS).

AAHIVM Recommendations on the National HIV/AIDS Policy 12/18/09
AAHIVM’s official recommendations on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, submitted to the Office of National AIDS Policy, and the White House.