NATIONAL HIV/AIDS STRATEGY
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.
On December 29, 2017, President Trump fired all the members of the President’s National HIV Advisory Council (PACHA). Members of the Council (all experts who had volunteered their time to it) had been advising the White House on HIV policy since 1995 and offered recommendations for incorporation into the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
On January 29, 2018, the White House removed all references to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy from all federal websites. President Trump has not appointed a new Director for the Office of National AIDS Policy, the entity formerly overseeing implementation of the NHAS.