World AIDS Day 2022 Roundup: New Resources & Key Messages from Federal Agencies
On World AIDS Day, many of our federal partner agencies highlighted new resources and key messages. We believe you’d benefit from knowing what our colleagues shared. Read to learn more about these new resources and key messages and see our roundup of World AIDS Day blogs from HIV.gov at the end.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) – HIV/AIDS Bureau
HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) recognized World AIDS Day with a commemoration event, created a social media thread (#HRSAHonorsWADExit Disclaimer), and shared new 2021 data, which shows a recording-breaking 89.7% (PDF, 636KB) of HRSA RWHAP clients are virally suppressed. Read the letter to RWHAP Colleagues hereExit Disclaimer and see a video from Associate Administrator Laura Cheever here.
Department of Justice
On World AIDS Day, the Department’s Civil Rights Division reaffirmed its commitment to protecting the rights of people with HIV and AIDS via civil rights laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read the full statement here in which the Department highlights these efforts.
HUD Deputy Secretary Statement
Adrianne Todman, Deputy Secretary at HUD, released a statement in recognition of World AIDS Day which highlights the importance the role housing plays in the health of those with HIV and AIDS. The statement details the actions HUD has taken to improve the lives of this community, including actions in support of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy such as ensuring racial and LGBTQ+ equity in access to HOPWA housing and services. Read the full statement here.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA)
As the Department’s HOPWA program celebrates its 30th anniversary and its important work utilizing housing as a structural intervention to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, its World AIDS Day statement highlights the importance of housing in improving health outcomes for people with HIV and in ending the epidemic* (see below). Read the full statement hereExit Disclaimer.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
In its World AIDS Day statement, the Administration reaffirmed its commitment to helping end the HIV epidemic in the United States by reaching those communities disproportionately affected by HIV through equity and innovation. The statement details SAMHSA’s grant programs for people at risk for and with HIV and centering equity within their HIV response. Read the full statement here.
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
The Office’s World AIDS Day statement emphasizes efforts to advance health equity and social determinants of health using information technology (IT). The statement also explores health IT standards to support interoperable health information exchange across HIV care settings. Read the full statement here.
National Institutes of Health – Office of AIDS Research
The World AIDS Day virtual event, “Progress and Promise in HIV Research” featured federal leaders and distinguished guests from various sectors, including the broader HIV research community. Admiral Rachel L. Levine, M.D., the Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services, delivered opening remarks, and the diversity of the event’s panelists illustrated work to enhance public-private partnerships and the commitment to a whole-of-society approach to end the HIV epidemic. Read more about the event here.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
*Ending the HIV epidemic in the United States requires implementing integrated solutions that address the comprehensive health, social services, and housing needs of people with HIV and people who could benefit from HIV prevention. This issue brief highlights how CDC, other federal agencies, and community partners are collaborating to equitably address housing and HIV care needs. Read the brief here.
Roundup: World AIDS Day Blog Coverage