Join the White House 2014 World AIDS Day Event Live Broadcast on December 1

The White House

Every year on December 1st, we commemorate World AIDS Day and re-commit to addressing HIV/AIDS, a disease that affects approximately 35 million people worldwide. The White House will honor this worldwide observance on Monday, December 1, with an important World AIDS Day event focusing on this year’s Federal theme, “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation.”…

PACHA Seeking Nominations

Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations of qualified individuals for the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). PACHA provides advice and recommendations on HIV-related issues and policies to the HHS Secretary and the White House. PACHA members are a diverse group of leaders from communities, science/medicine, public health, business, and…

Conversations in 2014: HIV Care and Treatment

Ron Valdiserri and Carl Dieffenbach

As partners around the world gear up for the annual observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, we at are taking a moment to look back on some of our 2014 blog posts that we thought were particularly important.  Today, we share some of our blogs about efforts to enhance the treatment and…

Great American Smokeout: Opportunity for PLWH Who Smoke to Make a Plan to Quit


Tomorrow is the Great American Smokeout , an annual observance organized by the American Cancer Society on the third Thursday of November, to encourage smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. Because of the high prevalence of smoking among people living with…

Nov. 24 Webinar on Health Insurance Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment for People At Risk for and Living with HIV: Register Today!

The 2015 open enrollment period to sign up for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace—beginning November 15, 2014 and running through February 15, 2015—offers an important opportunity for the HIV community. As part of our World AIDS Day activities, is hosting a webinar, Toward an AIDS-free Generation: Healthcare Outreach and Enrollment for People…

Key Conversations in 2014: HIV Prevention

World AIDS Day logo

As we prepare for our annual observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, we at are looking back at some of the stories that generated the most interest on our blog in 2014. We encourage you to revisit these stories and share the information as part of your own World AIDS Day efforts….

HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator has recently received some questions about its online privacy practices.’s mission is: to inform the public about Federal HIV/AIDS resources, policies, and programs; to enable them to find information about HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and care services; and to fight the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. As part of our efforts, we have developed products…

VIDEO Message for World AIDS Day: Focus. Partner. Achieve – An AIDS-free Generation


Today, with just over four weeks until World AIDS Day (December 1), we are honored to provide an important video message about World AIDS Day that introduces this year’s theme: Focus. Partner. Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation. In this video, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases and Director of the Office of…