As 2021 comes to an end, we looked back at the most-viewed blog posts published this year to get a sense of some of the themes that were of particular interest to readers. We published more than 263 posts in 2021 and the blog received over half a million pageviews. Below is a brief review of themes and particular posts that garnered reader interest this year.
Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative
With its goal to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. by 2030, the EHE initiative continues to be a topic of significant reader interest, including these 2021 posts:
- Details of President Biden’s $670 Million FY22 Budget Request for the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. Initiative
- Health Centers Provide HIV Services to More than 600,000 People in EHE Jurisdictions in Just 8 Months
- HHS Awards Over $48 Million to Health Centers for Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. Initiative
- Mail Order Now an Option for Ready, Set, PrEP
More EHE information is available on HIV.gov’s pages about the initiative.
COVID and HIV
Readers continue to seek information about the ongoing and evolving COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects people with HIV, including these posts:
- What’s New in the COVID-19 and HIV Interim Guidance
- Spread the Word: People Who Are Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised Should Get an Additional Dose of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine
- NIH Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines: Important Resource for Clinicians
HIV.gov’s page on the topic, Coronavirus (COVID-19) and People with HIV, was one of the 10 most viewed pages on the site in 2021. The page is updated frequently and features information resources about COVID-19 from agencies across the federal government for people with HIV and the health care providers and organizations who work with them.
40th Anniversary of AIDS
On June 5, 2021, our nation observed the 40th anniversary of the first five case reports of what would later become known as AIDS. We shared several blog posts about this anniversary that many readers viewed:
- Statement by President Joe Biden Recognizing the 40th Year of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
- After 40 Years of Progress, It’s Time to End the HIV Epidemic – Statement by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra
- 40 Years of Progress – It’s Time to End the HIV Epidemic
HIV Research Developments
As in previous years, advances in HIV research was a theme of great interest to readers. These were some of the most-visited posts:
- HIV & COVID-19, Potential New HIV Prevention Tools, and More: Research Highlights from CROI 2021 (video)
- Final HIV Prevention & Treatment Research Highlights from CROI 2021 (video)
- NIH Makes Substantial New Investment in HIV Cure Research
Posts about funding opportunities and funding awards also piqued reader interest, including these:
- HUD Announces $41 Million HOPWA Funding Opportunity: Housing as an Intervention to Fight AIDS
- New HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau Funding Opportunities Support Innovative Health Interventions and Data Capacity Building
- CDC Announces Funding Opportunity for Enhanced Surveillance of Persons with Early and Late HIV Diagnosis
Integrating Responses to the Syndemic
Readers’ interest in posts addressing the syndemic of HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs, and substance use disorder continued in 2021 with many views of these posts:
- New SAMHSA Guide Highlights HIV Prevention and Treatment for People with Substance Use and/or Mental Disorders
- CDC Releases Updated STI Treatment Guidelines
- NIH Funding Opportunity for Innovative Models of Delivering PrEP and STI Services to Stop HIV in the United States
Other very well-read posts from 2021 included:
- White House Appoints Harold Phillips to Lead Office of National AIDS Policy
- 8 New Members Join Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS
- Two New Members Join PACHA
- I Am a Long-term Survivor of HIV
- HIV Criminalization Commentary
Several of the posts listed above, and many others not listed here, were produced in collaboration with our partners at agencies across the U.S. government or were guest posts or cross-posts from them. We're grateful for their collaboration as we work together to widely share information about the federal response to HIV in support of stakeholders in communities across the nation.
Thanks for following the HIV.gov blog this year. We look forward to continuing to share information with you in 2022. Happy New Year!