MAY-20-13 Dr. Ronald Valdiserri writes to recognize the second anniversary of Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the Prevention, Care & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis and to share an important announcement from Dr. Howard Koh about plans to update and renew the existing plan through 2014-2016.
MAY-16-13 Dr. Howard Koh, the Assistant Secretary for Health, announced on May 16 that the partner agencies are committed and dedicated to renewing the Action Plan for another three years and are currently working on their vision and priorities for 2014-2016.
|VIDEO: The Impact of Missed Health Care Visits on HIV Outcomes and Mortality|
MAR-14-12 At the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) [external disclaimer] last week, Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health for Infectious Diseases, spoke with Dr. Michael Horberg, Director of HIV/AIDS for Kaiser Permanente and a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). They discussed the paper Dr. Horberg presented at CROI on the impact of missed office visits on HIV outcomes and mortality. This paper offers important insight into our efforts to address improvements in the continuum of HIV care.
(From Miguel Gomez via blog.aids.gov)