Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., Acting Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • REALLY: Get Tested
    10-11-2016Editor's Note: Today is the 28th annual National Coming Out Day a time to celebrate the LGBTQ community. Being out can have important benefits for people's p...
  • We Owe It to Our Young People and Our Future
    09-26-2016On September 27, the nation will observe National Gay Men s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Some may wonder why there is a need to rais...
  • Catching Fire:The Realities of the New Era in HIV Prevention and Care
    09-21-2016I felt an excitement at the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) that I hadn t felt for a while. We re at the start of something ne...
  • Viral Suppression: The Struggle is Real
    07-11-2016Recently, I ve been thinking and talking a lot about the importance of viral suppression. For people living with HIV, getting t...
  • REALLY: Get Tested
    06-27-2016I ve seen firsthand the impact that HIV testing can have on people s lives. My first involvement in HIV was as a volunteer HI...
  • Men’s Health Week – An Opportunity to Address Viral Hepatitis Among Men
    06-13-2016Summary: Men die from hepatitis B and C at higher rates than women. During Men s Health Week, we can raise awareness and promote viral hepatitis testing, vac...
  • Strengthening Federal Efforts on PrEP and PEP
    06-08-2016Improving knowledge about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and access for those who need it most are national priorities. In order...
  • Introducing New HHS Viral Hepatitis Site
    05-19-2016Today we are pleased to launch a new HHS viral hepatitis website that will support our work across federal agencies and with part...
  • PrEP: Will We Succeed or Fail?
    05-12-2016Last week I was invited to participate in a Congressional briefing on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) that was sponsored by t...
  • May Is Hepatitis Awareness Month
    04-29-2016Each May, many partners across the federal government, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its agenci...
  • New Federal Actions to Address HIV in the Transgender Community
    04-13-2016Transgender communities in the United States are among the groups at highest risk for HIV infection. The National HIV/AIDS Strate...
  • “How do you measure the life of a woman or a man?”
    04-06-2016That lyric from the Broadway musical Rent played over again and again in my head as I sat down to write this blog about the work...
  • Federal Work Group Looks to Future of Viral Hepatitis Action Plan
    04-01-2016Viral hepatitis is a growing public health problem in the United States. This increase is being fueled in part by the widespread...
  • HHS Releases Guidance for Syringe Services Programs
    03-29-2016The United States is experiencing a growing opioid epidemic, which has made many communities vulnerable to outbreaks of HIV and v...