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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,…

Op-Ed: Fighting AIDS—At the Tipping Point

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Co-authored by Ambassador Mark Dybul, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (2006-2009); inaugural global health fellow, the George W. Bush Institute.

Thirty years since the first case of AIDS was diagnosed in the United States, the world finds itself at a tipping point in the fight against this deadly disease. For the first time, grounded in scientific

Encouraging News on the Scientific Front; Moving It Forward to Policy and Programs

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In last week’s post, I previewed the International AIDS Conference in Rome. This week I’d like to offer some brief reflections on the activity there, and what it means for our PEPFAR programs. For those of us who have been working in this field for some time — which in my case is about 30…

Scientific Advances and the Fight Against AIDS

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This week, I am in Rome, Italy, for the International AIDS Society’s Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention. This gathering of researchers caps a year of incredible scientific announcements, and I anticipate even more at this meeting. Last summer, the PEPFAR-funded CAPRISA study of a tenofovir-based microbicide demonstrated successful proof-of-concept for this female controlled…

Update on Our Partnership With Haiti on Health

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I recently returned from a visit to Haiti. As it recovers from last year’s earthquake, the nation continues to face immense challenges — as it has throughout its difficult history. There is much more work to do there in all sectors, including health. Yet I am encouraged by the resilience of the people, and proud…