Moving Toward Reduced HIV Incidence: National HIV Strategy Development and Implementation
On July 13, 2010 the White House released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy with three primary goals: 1) reducing the number of people who become infected with HIV, 2) increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes for people living with HIV, and 3) reducing HIV-related health disparities. Accompanying the Strategy is a Federal Implementation Plan that outlines the specific steps to be taken by various Federal agencies to support the high-level priorities outlined in the Strategy. This ambitious plan is the nation's first-ever comprehensive coordinated HIV/AIDS roadmap with clear and measurable targets to be achieved by 2015. Diverse communities from across the U.S. are undertaking efforts to support and implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. This presentation outlines the development and implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, also discusses the scientific evidence and steps to achieve the goals of the strategy. Challenges to implementing the strategy and vision for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy are discussed.
Gregorio Millett is a detailee from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), serving as the Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of National AIDS Policy. In this role, he coordinates the Office’s policy and research activities, including HIV prevention policy. He is also the staff lead for the HIV interagency working group that is tasked with developing the NHAS. Prior to his position with ONAP, Mr. Millett was a Senior Behavioral Scientist in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) at CDC in Atlanta. In that capacity, he authored numerous peer reviewed papers that explored racial/ethnic disparities in HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM), correlates of HIV risk behavior among bisexual men of color, and the relationship between circumcision and HIV acquisition among MSM. Mr. Millett’s work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including JAMA, AIDS, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, and American Journal of Public Health, as well as other medical and public health journals. Prior to his tenure with CDC, Mr. Millett was a fellow in the HIV/AIDS Bureau of the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), a lecturer of lesbian and gay health at Duke University and Bowman Gray schools of medicine, and a board member of the Piedmont HIV Health Care Consortium. Mr. Millett has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree with an emphasis in community health education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.