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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…

Statement: Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., on World Tuberculosis Day 2016

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On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, we can commit to ending TB by rapidly adopting the 2015 World Health Organization (WHO) Guideline on When to Start Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) and on Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV , more commonly known as “Test and START,” and strengthening partnerships among countries, multilateral organizations, and civil society. TB is the leading…

Watch and Find: Webinars and HIV

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When was the last time you watched a webinar? Virtual participation can help you to stay abreast of what’s happening in the world of HIV prevention, care and treatment or research. Watch We recently redesigned the AIDS.gov webinars resource page to better share information about webinars that we think might be useful to YOU. The…

Why Protecting Humans Rights Is Critical to Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation

Deborah Birx, MD, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

On Human Rights Day, we join the global community in recommitting to protecting the human rights of all people. The protection of human rights provides the foundation for ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, a global goal the world set this past September. When human rights are valued, promoted, and preserved, people have the ability…

The Stakes Could Not Be Higher

Deborah Birx, MD, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

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…