Presidential Proclamation — World AIDS Day, 2015

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION More than three decades ago, the first known cases of HIV/AIDS sparked an epidemic in the United States — ushering in a time defined by how little we knew about it and in which those affected by it faced fear and stigmatization.  We have made…

World AIDS Day 2015: We Are Better Equipped Than Ever to Fight HIV

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December 1 marks World AIDS Day, and even though we’ve been fighting HIV and AIDS for more than 30 years, it’s fitting that this year’s theme is “The Time to Act is Now.” The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is committed to high-quality health care for every American. In August, the United States…

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

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“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…

World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act Is Now

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Summary: The U.S. government theme for World AIDS Day 2015 will be “The Time to Act Is Now” We are pleased to announce the theme for World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act Is Now. There is no better time than World AIDS Day to recommit ourselves to achieving an AIDS-free generation. This year,…

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

Dr. Shannon Hader, Director, Division of Global HIV & TB, CDC

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

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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…

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Highlights as IAS 2015 Begins

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After the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) got underway in Vancouver, Canada yesterday, July 20, we spoke by Skype with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). He shared some highlights from the first full…

Statement from Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day


Editor’s Note: The following statement was released on Friday, May 15 by Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to commemorate today’s observance of HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. May 15, 2015 With no current cure for HIV/AIDS, an HIV vaccine could be a game changer in our effort…