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World AIDS Day 2016

John Kerry Secretary of State

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 1, 2016 On World AIDS Day, we commemorate the lives lost and communities devastated by HIV/AIDS. We also celebrate those lives that have been saved and the courageous individuals who have brought hope and healing to those living with and affected by this disease. Thirty-five…

Fighting HIV: No Health without Mental Health

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Summary: Mental and substance use disorders can increase vulnerability to acquiring HIV infection and they can pose serious barriers to successful management of HIV. In 2014, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) launched a Fast Track strategy to eliminate HIV by 2030 . Fast Track encompasses efforts to increase testing, and more rapid…

Innovation To Drive Impact: Reaching The Hardest To Reach


As we mark World AIDS Day, we reflect on how far we’ve come and acknowledge the profound challenges that still remain. The scientific progress we’ve made since the first cases of AIDS that appeared more than 35 years ago has been nothing short of remarkable. The results of new Population-based HIV Impact Assessments in Malawi …

International Day of the Girl

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Editor’s Note: This press statement by Secretary of State, John Kerry, includes information about PEPFAR’s DREAMS initiative to support adolescent girls in sub-saharan Africa. Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC October 11, 2016 The State Department is deeply committed to protecting and strengthening the rights of girls worldwide, and on this fifth…

USAID’s David Stanton from AIDS 2016

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USAID is among the many federal agencies engaged in the response to HIV around the globe. One of the PEPFAR implementing agencies, USAID is marking its 30th anniversary of working in the HIV response. At the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa today, we had the opportunity to visit with David Stanton,…

Elton John AIDS Foundation and PEPFAR Announce Inaugural LGBT Fund Recipients

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Durban, South Africa – The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) are today announcing the first two recipients of The LGBT Fund. The inaugural recipients are the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (The Alliance) and the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF). These partners will administer small…

Peace Corps’ Marie McLeod Shares Perspective from AIDS 2016

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During the Tuesday’s activities at AIDS 2016 in Durban, South Africa, we had a chance to speak with Marie McLeod, Director of Global Health and HIV Office at the Peace Corps. Peace Corps is among the federal agencies that supports the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) with approximately 700 Peace…

PEPFAR Welcomes the Return of the International HIV/AIDS Conference to Africa

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July 18, 2016 This week, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) joins thousands of partners for the 21st International HIV/AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa. The conference returns to Africa for the first time since 2000, coinciding with the thirty-fifth anniversary of the first reported cases of AIDS, a moment…