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Miguel Gomez

Director, AIDS.gov, and Senior Communications Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

Looking Back at 30 Years of AIDS

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One month ago, June 5, 2011 commemorated 30 years of AIDS in the U.S. Much has changed since 1981 (see this timeline for a history of AIDS). Not only has the epidemic changed, but so has how we communicate with each other. I remember what an impact the fax machine had on how we shared…

FDA and FTC Act to Remove Fraudulent HIV and STD Products from the Market

STDTreatments

Last month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a joint effort to remove products from the market that make unproven claims to treat, cure, and prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV/AIDS. Among the products targeted in the action are Medavir, Herpaflor, Viruxo, C-Cure, and Never An…

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…

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…

On 30th Year of HIV/AIDS, Obama Administration Recommits to Fighting Pandemic

The White House

As we approach 30 years since the first reported cases of AIDS in the United States on Sunday, June 5, I’m excited to share with you the message that the White House released this afternoon on 30 years of AIDS. You can read the press statement below or here on the Office of National AIDS…

Natural Disasters and People Living with HIV and AIDS

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As if the tornadoes that recently devastated several communities including Joplin, Missouri, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama and the flooding along the Mississippi River weren’t enough, June 1 marks the start of hurricane season. These are all stark reminders of the stunning impacts these forces of nature can have on anyone and the importance of doing what…

Resource to Help in Addressing HIV Among Latino Gay Men

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A new report [pdf] from the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) provides insights on the HIV/AIDS crisis among Latino gay men in the United States. Designed to assist and inform effective Federal, state and local public health responses to HIV and STDs among this population, the report summarizes the findings of…

Upcoming Event: NIH’s Dr. Fauci’s Talk “Thirty Years of HIV/AIDS: A Personal Journey”

Dr. Anthony Fauci

June 5, 2011 will mark 30 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the U.S. On Tuesday, May 31, at 2pm ET, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will be giving a talk, “Thirty Years of HIV/AIDS:…

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