Category Archives: President Barack Obama

  1. Dr. Grant Colfax: New Director of White House Office of National AIDS Policy

    via PR Newswire San Francisco AIDS Foundation applauds President Obama’s selection of Dr. Grant Colfax to become director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. Dr. Colfax is uniquely suited to continue the momentum established under his predecessor, Mr. Jeffrey Crowley, in advancing the ambitious goals outlined in the president’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy and moving Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS policy, President Barack Obama, prevention, white house
  2. HIV/AIDS Treatments Compromised by Budget Cuts

    via Nature News, by Erika Check Hayden Preventing the spread of HIV used to mean testing people for infection and encouraging them to practise safe sex. Increasingly, it also means prescribing drugs, as studies show that giving infected people or their uninfected partners antiretroviral drugs as soon as an infection is diagnosed can help to check the Read More >>

    CROI, funding, HIV/AIDS, PEPFAR, President Barack Obama, Treatment, Treatment as Prevention, USA
  3. An end to AIDS is within our reach

    via The Washington Post, by Desmond Tutu A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine last month has demonstrated that antiretroviral treatment can prevent the spread of HIV, in addition to saving those infected from sickness and death. Armed with this new data, President Obama should lead the world in a massive effort to expand Read More >>

    Desmond Tutu, HIV, PEPFAR, President Barack Obama, South Africa, United Nations, USA
  4. 2011 LGBT Pride Month: Obama’s Proclamation

    Via The Bilerico Project. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release – May 31, 2011 LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2011 ——- BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The story of America’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community is the story of our fathers and Read More >>

    2009 LGBT, lgbt community, LGBT rights, Obama, President Barack Obama, pride, USA, Washington D.C., white house
  5. Obama’s National AIDS Strategy to be Unveiled This Week

    via New York Times, by Robert Pear President Obama will unveil a new national strategy this week to curb the AIDS epidemic by slashing the number of new infections and increasing the number of people who get care and treatment. “Annual AIDS deaths have declined, but the number of new infections has been static and the number Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS policy, National AIDS Strategy, President Barack Obama, United States
  6. IRMA Member Testifies to Obama’s AIDS Czar on Rectal Microbicides

    Yesterday, on December 3, 2009, Bob Bucklew, Outreach Coordinator for the Cleveland AIDS Clinical Trials Unit and proud IRMA member gave the following testimony to the U.S. Office of National AIDS Policy. He spoke with regard to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy being being developed in the United States. In his allotted 90 seconds, which you can find below, he Read More >>

    advocacy, anal sex, gay men, HIV/AIDS policy, MSM, National AIDS Strategy, President Barack Obama, rectal microbicide
  7. Are We Bored with AIDS?

    I hate to be a scold, especially when I’m as curious as the next guy about Tiger Woods’ alleged girlfriend. Still, when we’re done with all the gawking, can we take a moment for something more important? Via NPR, by Harold Pollack Almost six thousand people died of AIDS Monday. An even greater number became HIV-infected, though Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS policy, media, President Barack Obama
  8. HIV travel ban to be lifted?

    via Advocate.com, by Kerry Eleveld The first step to ending the HIV travel ban in the United States has been taken by the Obama administration. The Office of Management and Budget posted a notice on its site Friday afternoon indicating that the department of Health and Human Services could move forward with steps to change a regulation Read More >>

    Congress, HIV/AIDS policy, immigration, President Barack Obama
  9. US endorses UN gay rights text

    By MATTHEW LEE – via AP WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday formally endorsed a U.N. declaration calling for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality, a measure that former President George W. Bush had refused to sign. The move was the administration’s latest in reversing Bush-era decisions that have been heavily criticized by human rights and Read More >>

    homosexuality, human rights, LGBT rights, President Barack Obama, United Nations, United States
  10. Traveler’s Notes: AIDS Advocacy in the Age of Obama

    by David Ernesto MunarAIDS Foundation of Chicago via AIDS Connect Sometimes you do your best thinking on the beach. So it was a week after the election as I retreated from the 24-hour news cycle to relax with family in Cartagena, Colombia. Known as the Heroic City, Cartagena readied for its annual independence parades and festivals as Read More >>

    advocacy, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, David Munar, HIV/AIDS policy, President Barack Obama, USA