Harold Phillips, the Director of The White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), recently spoke with HIV.gov about the upcoming White House release of the revised National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), which will coincide with World AIDS Day on December 1, 2021. In early September, we asked Harold about NHAS, and he now provided us with some updates on revisions to the Strategy.
Harold provided an overview of what ONAP is doing to update the existing HIV National Strategic Plan in order to address several Biden-Harris Administration priorities for release as the third NHAS. Watch the conversation here.
Harold emphasized the importance of stakeholder input in revising the NHAS: “We’ve received public comments from a number of groups. We’ve also received input from our federal partners that we’re analyzing. We’re also updating the strategy to include the latest surveillance data.” Harold also noted that the new NHAS will include more focus on those aging with HIV: “Thinking about quality-of-life issues beyond just viral suppression will definitely be in NHAS.”