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The U.S. Department of Labor joins individuals and communities across the globe today in commemorating World AIDS Day. Held annually on Dec. 1, this is a time to remember the many lives we’ve lost to HIV/AIDS, assess our progress addressing the epidemic, and challenge ourselves to take the next steps toward an AIDS-free future. It…

Courage, Strength, Resilience: Women Fight AIDS

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On Monday, I attended the launch of EMPOWERED, Alicia Keys’ new campaign  with Greater than AIDS to reach and inform women about HIV/AIDS, at an event hosted by the Kaiser Family Foundation. This is the second event that Alicia Keys and I have attended at Kaiser within the last year, both focused on ending AIDS. The…

Enhanced HIV/AIDS Information on Benefits.gov

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As part of our continuing efforts to pursue the National HIV/AIDS Strategy’s (NHAS) call for a more coordinated response to the epidemic in the United States, Federal agencies recently completed a review and update to the HIV/AIDS information available on Benefits.gov. The mission of Benefits.gov is to reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with…

Statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on World AIDS Day

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement highlighting the U.S. Department of Labor’s ongoing efforts in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day is Dec. 1. “On World AIDS Day, we reflect on friends and family members we have lost since the emergence of this pandemic more than…

FDA and Partners Recommend Action to Reduce Viral Hepatitis Risk Among Health Care Personnel

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Yesterday, colleagues at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) advanced one of the important action items detailed in the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment…

Forging Ahead on World AIDS Day

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This year, on World AIDS Day, a new report from the United Nations shows we’ve achieved an encouraging 21 percent reduction in deaths of people living with HIV/AIDS across the globe. With so many people living longer, healthier lives, we must redouble our efforts to ensure that workplaces are free of discrimination on the basis…

Observing World AIDS Day

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Today, December 1, we commemorate World AIDS Day. This has been a year of reflection as we marked the 30th anniversary of the first reported cases of AIDS on June 5, 1981. AIDS is still here, and it affects all of us in the U.S. and around the world. AIDS has been, and continues to…

Federal Leads Review Progress at One-Year Anniversary

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On the eve of the first anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), representatives of the six federal agencies tasked by the President with lead responsibility for implementing NHAS gathered for one of our regular meetings and shared updates on implementation progress. Chairing the meeting, the Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Howard Koh, praised the…

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