US Department of Health and Human Services working to Reduce HIV Disparities

HIVAccording to a new report from the US Department of Health and Human Services, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy is striving hard to bring a decline in HIV disparities among African Americans. It is especially among gay and bisexual men.

It is as part of an ongoing effort to intensify HIV prevention efforts in heavily impacted communities. Various activities have been organized by HHS to enhance the response to HIV among African American gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men.

The U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched Let's Stop HIV Together in 2012. The effort was made in a bid to reduce stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV.

"Let's Stop HIV Together encourages everyone to learn the facts about HIV transmission and prevention, get tested for HIV, and speak out against the stigma and complacency that helps fuel the spread of HIV", according to the report.

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) and a CDC-HRSA advisory committee came up with principles and recommendations to encourage and normalize safe and voluntary self-disclosure of HIV status among people from all walks of life.

To talk about efforts made by PACHA in past three years, it has developed a series of recommendations and resolutions on a gamut of topics for making AIDS/HIV victims comfortable to express their woes.