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Statement on World AIDS Day 2015

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 1, 2015 On World AIDS Day, we recognize the millions of people impacted by HIV/AIDS – the lives lost and the families forever torn apart by this disease. We also acknowledge the heroic and life-saving work of partners from governments, the private sector, civil society,…

World AIDS Day 2015: Remembering the Past. Envisioning a Brighter Future.

On World AIDS Day, we remember the millions who have died before their times; we celebrate the remarkable scientific achievements that have given us tools to fight back and to envision a brighter future; and we recommit to taking the next actions needed to bring about the end to HIV as a public health threat. At this…

U.S. PEPFAR Teams-up with Digital Influencers in Campaign to Support Treatment Expansion to Stop HIV/AIDS

“Treatment For All” campaign aims to use the power of social media for global change. On November 30, 2015, the eve of World AIDS Day, Emmy Award-winning television host Ricki Lake, digital influencers Wesley Stromberg, Sammy Wilkinson, Megan Nicole and Melvin Gregg, the United States Government President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Facebook and…

The Stakes Could Not Be Higher

Editor’s Note: This blog post highlights the important work being done globally to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Today, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) released its 2015 World AIDS Day report , in advance of December 1. The…

Ambassador Birx: World AIDS Day Message and More

In preparation for World AIDS Day 2015, AIDS.gov spoke with Ambassador-at-Large Deborah L. Birx, M.D., the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy. She talked about the importance of World AIDS Day and the factors that could enable the U.S. and its PEPFAR partners to reduce the number of new…

Innovation and Commitment Needed to Turn Back the HIV Epidemic Among Girls

Editor’s Note: In observance of International Day of the Girl, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided this information. You can learn more about CDC efforts to fight HIV among young women and girls around the world here.   Every year, an astonishing 380,000 adolescent girls and young women  [PDF 2,597 KB] are infected with…

Statement From Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy on Translating the Vision Into Action: Fast-Tracking to an AIDS-free Generation

Imagine a world where we have everything we need to reduce new HIV infections by 90 percent. Imagine the creation of an AIDS-free generation, the end of HIV as a public health threat. An AIDS-free generation. This is not a distant dream – it is the extraordinary moment before us right now. This week at…

Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on New PEPFAR Targets

We are at a pivotal moment in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Globally, both new HIV infections and AIDS related deaths are down by more than 40 percent since their peak. This Administration has invested nearly $50 billion through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to achieve an AIDS-free generation, building on the…