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Archives for November 2009

White House Hosts Senior Officials to Discuss the Domestic Response to HIV/AIDS

I just came back from an event at the White House, where Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced that the 2012 International AIDS Conference will be held in Washington DC. This decision by the International AIDS Society comes as a result of President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. will end its entry restrictions on…

World AIDS Day Federal Conference Call: Voices of Senior Leaders, Staff, and Grantees

Last week we sponsored a World AIDS Day conference call for Federal staff and grantees who work on HIV/AIDS issues. Speakers on the call included senior HIV leaders from the White House and the Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, State, and Veterans Affairs. Approximately 900 sites worldwide (representing well over…

Obesity Among People Living with HIV

In the U.S., as we move into the holiday season there is often increased reporting on obesity. asked Dr. Nancy F. Crum-Cianflone, a Research Physician with the Naval Medical Center San Diego, to provide us information on her new study of obesity in HIV-infected persons. Research has shown, HIV-infected persons are now are increasingly…

Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day Flickr FAQs


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As we mentioned in last week’s post, we’ve created a Flickr group for you to upload your Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day photos. There are already hundreds of photos from the United States Conference on AIDS — we hope you’ll help us add hundreds (thousands?!) more!

Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day 2009: How You Can Take Action with One Photo


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Co-authored by Josie Halpern-Finnerty If a picture says a thousand words, how much would a picture of you wearing a red ribbon and holding a sign that says you’re “Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day” say? Could it help end stigma? Promote HIV testing? We think so – and we need your help. Last week…

U.S. to Remove HIV “Entry Ban”

It has been an important few weeks for those of us in the HIV community—we just wrapped up the U.S. Conference on AIDS, President Obama signed the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009, and, as you may have heard, on Monday the U.S. took the next step in removing HIV from the list…

Highlights from the 2009 U.S. Conference on AIDS

Co-authored by Jennie Anderson, Josie Halpern-Finnerty, and Michelle Samplin-Salgado JoAnne Keatley , UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender HIV Prevention delivers the opening plenary remarks at USCA We just got back from the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) , sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) , and are feeling very energized. There…