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Celebrating World AIDS Day: A Commitment to Country Ownership

Nils-Daulaire

As World AIDS Day 2012 approaches, it is a timely opportunity to reflect on what we learned at this year’s International AIDS Conference . It’s also a moment to recognize what we as Americans are doing – and the progress we are making – to help the world end its chapter on AIDS. The United…

Peace Corps Recognizes World AIDS Day

Guatemala

World AIDS Day provides an opportunity for Peace Corps volunteers to share the grassroots work that they do year-round in fighting AIDS.  Recognized annually on December 1, World AIDS Day aims to raise awareness, decrease stigma, and honor those who have died of AIDS.  Peace Corps volunteers work with local partners to educate their communities…

Secretary Clinton Recognizes Progress on Shared Responsibility for AIDS Response

Hillary Clinton UNAIDS

Today at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, Secretary Clinton spoke of the shared responsibility of the world to defeat HIV/AIDS. At an event organized by African Union President Yayi of Benin, she highlighted growing African leadership against the disease — an encouraging development as we pursue the goal of an AIDS-free generation. Secretary…

Putting Children Front and Center in the Response to HIV/AIDS

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This week at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, world leaders are coming together to move the world’s health and development agenda forward. Among the key agenda items is securing a better future for children — which is also a central focus of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Meeting the…

USG @ AIDS 2012 Video: Dr. Koh and Ambassador Goosby

Ambasaddor Goosby and Dr. Howard Koh

The XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) is the largest meeting of individuals from around the world working to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In this video interview, Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services talks with Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, about how the…

A Historical Perspective on the International AIDS Conference

Kevin M. DeCock

More than 20,000 people of all backgrounds – scientists, activists, policy-makers, people living with HIV and others – will soon  arrive in  Washington DC for the XIX International AIDS Conference  , to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from July 22 to 27, 2012.  This is the first time in 22 years that…

US Leads Effort to Build on Success in HIV Vaccine Science

Nelson L. Michael

When the HIV epidemic first emerged in the 1980s, the U.S. government immediately recognized the threat the disease could pose to U.S. and Allied Service Members. In this age of global deployments, HIV not only continues to pose a threat to Service Members, but it can also compromise the stability of a nation where the…

Peace Corps Volunteers Contribute to Sustainable Responses to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

carriepeacecorps

For over 50 years, more than 200,000 Peace Corps Volunteers in 139 countries have worked to make communities around the world healthier and stronger. Volunteers work on projects ranging from sanitation, to malaria, maternal health, and HIV prevention—often impacting an entire community, village, or school at a time. Today, a major area of Volunteer service…

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