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30 Years of AIDS: Dr. James Curran, Dean of Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health

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In the fifth installment of our continuing six-week video series, Dr. James Curran, Dean of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University discusses the early years of research and response to HIV/AIDS, the uncertainty of its cause, the rush to understand the epidemic fully, and the urgency to respond to the disease. Dr. Curran shared that, “the biggest…

Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus Launched

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Five Members of Congress gathered outside the Capitol on Thursday morning, September 15, to announce the formation of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus. Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced the bipartisan Caucus, noting that it had 59 members as of its debut and it would be welcoming additional Members in the weeks ahead. Joining Congresswoman Lee at

4th National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

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Written by Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary, HHS Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

When Americans think about HIV, the face they imagine isn’t that of a person who has lived over half a century and beyond. Yet, in 2009, people aged 50 and older accounted for 17% of new HIV diagnoses in 40 states with long-term confidential name-based

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: A Perspective from the National Institutes of Health

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Co-authored by Scott Proestel, M.D., Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

On September 18, 2011, we mark the fourth observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. The remarkable success of antiretroviral therapies in prolonging the lives of HIV-infected individuals who have access to and can tolerate these drugs has

Engaging People Living with HIV in the Implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Co-authored by Lauren Broussard, LGSW, MPH, Public Health Analyst, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

None of the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) can be realized without the ongoing support and contributions of the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS. As part of our ongoing implementation of the NHAS, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened a consultation

Reaching Older Adults: National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day

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What do you know about the risk of HIV infection for older adults? If the answer is “not much,” we can help. The 4th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD ) will take place on September 18, 2011. NHAAAD raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS and the importance of HIV testing and…

Your Questions from the White House 30 Years of AIDS Video Chat

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Over the summer, AIDS.gov collaborated with the White House to host a live video chat to commemorate  30 years of AIDS in the United States. This was a great listening and engaging opportunity for us to learn more about the HIV and AIDS information that our audiences want, and to help plan our future communication…

Latest Update: Registering for the NHAS Implementation Dialogues

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NHAS Implementation Dialogues In two earlier blog posts we outlined the topic and format for a series of regional dialogues that the White House Office of National AIDS Policy will convene to focus attention on issues related to implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.  These events will be a forum for Federal, state and local…

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