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Dr. Katabira to Present on AIDS 2012 at HHS

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The HHS Office of Global Affairs will host an educational forum for Federal staff with Dr. Elly Katabira, President of the International AIDS Society  (IAS) and International Chair of the XIX International AIDS Conference  (AIDS 2012), on Friday, February 10, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. Dr. Katabira will discuss the historic nature of AIDS 2012 during the forum, “AIDS…

Partnering With Business To Eliminate Pediatric AIDS by 2015

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Last week, I was proud to participate in a significant moment in the global AIDS response. I stood with leaders of the private sector at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as they committed to join forces to reach an ambitious, yet achievable, goal — ending pediatric AIDS by 2015. The launch of two…

Launch of the Frontline Healthcare Workers Coalition

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Frontline health workers are an essential component of health systems worldwide — without them, there is no access to care for people living with HIV or anyone else. Yet in 2012, the World Health Organization estimates a shortage of at least one million frontline health workers worldwide, with Africa the region in greatest need. PEPFAR,…

World AIDS Day Press Statement from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

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Today we pay tribute to the millions of lives lost and families affected by HIV/AIDS. We also recognize the brave individuals living with HIV who carry the burden of this disease every day. It is in their honor that we remain steadfast in our pursuit of an AIDS-free generation. President Obama’s announcement today of the…

American Leadership to Reach an AIDS-Free Generation

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Today President Obama was part of a very special World AIDS Day event. It is a day for solemn observance, to remember all those who have been lost to this disease over 30 years, and those still living with HIV today. Yet today’s event was a joyous occasion as well, as it celebrated all those…

An Inspiring Vision: Creating an AIDS-Free Generation

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Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at the National Institutes of Health about the remarkable progress that we have made in 30 years of fighting AIDS (You can watch or read her remarks here.) The Secretary also highlighted the extraordinary opportunity we now have to move toward an AIDS-free generation. For the first…

Secretary Clinton Delivers Remarks on the Future of the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic

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A note from the AIDS.gov team: Yesterday morning, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton affirmed the U.S. government’s commitment towards an AIDS-free generation. This historic announcement echoes the three goals of the United States’ National HIV/AIDS Strategy: (1) to reduce the number of people who become infected with HIV, (2) to increase access to care…

Together for Girls Partnership: Ending Sexual Violence Against Girls

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In 2002, the World Health Organization estimated that 150 million girls and 75 million boys worldwide experienced sexual violence before the age of 18. Research shows that consequences of the sexual violence epidemic in children include increased risk of contracting HIV, as well as myriad debilitating mental health problems that affect social behaviors, education opportunity,…