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Raising HIV/AIDS Awareness in the Caribbean Community

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Today, Wednesday, June 8, 2010 is the sixth annual observance of Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is designed to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in Caribbean communities in the United States and its territories. Raising awareness is a necessity because Caribbean communities are at elevated risk for HIV infection. There are 30 countries…

Global HIV/AIDS: A Moment To Look Back, and To Move Ahead

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This week, I am in New York for the UN High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS. This discussion will mark critical milestones, including three decades of the pandemic and the 10-year anniversary of the 2001 UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS and the resulting Declaration of Commitment. The past decade has seen remarkable advances in the…

Today is Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Today is Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NCAHAAD)—an annual observance dedicated to increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean American community. The National Planning Committee Exit Disclaimer convened by Caribbean People International Collective, Inc. is the lead organizer for the day. Observed during National Caribbean American Heritage Month Exit Disclaimer and just after

In His Own Words: Community Activist Phill Wilson Reflects on 30 Years of AIDS

Phill Wilson

In commemoration of 30 Years of AIDS, we are sharing the personal stories of colleagues and community members who have been around since the very beginning of the epidemic in 1981. In this spirit, we recently interviewed Phill Wilson for a symposium entitled “Commemorating 30 Years of Leadership in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS” that Secretary…

Continuing Steps to Implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy as the Pandemic Turns 30

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As we reflect on the thirtieth year of the HIV pandemic, our work continues.  I wanted to share with you two developments at the White House as we mark this somber, but important milestone. HHS Announces New Steps to Implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Yesterday, I participated in a call with Health and Human Services…

Champions of Change: HIV/AIDS – 30 Years of Activism on the Frontlines

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Ed. Note: Champions of Change is a weekly initiative to highlight Americans who are making an impact in their communities and helping our country rise to meet the many challenges of the 21st century. This month marks the 30th year of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, when the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first…

Commemorating 30 Years of Leadership in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Kathleen Sebelius

Yesterday marked thirty years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the United States. This Wednesday, June 8th at 10am EST, the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Department of Health and Human Services will host a live videocast of a symposium in Washington, DC, “Commemorating 30 Years of Leadership in…

Secretary Clinton Marks the 30th Anniversary of HIV/AIDS

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton marked the 30th anniversary of HIV/AIDS, releasing the following statement: “As we commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the first reported cases of HIV/AIDS in the United States, we take time to remember those who have been affected by this devastating disease and recommit ourselves to eradicating this terrible scourge….