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Live Streaming: June 23 – A Town Hall Forum with Ambassador Deborah L. Birx

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On Monday, June 23, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) will host a live town hall forum with Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., the new Global AIDS Coordinator.  Amb. Birx will lay out her vision for the next phase of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in supporting efforts to achieve an AIDS-free…

Statement from Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, on PEPFAR’s Approach to Achieving an AIDS-free Generation

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

President Obama and Secretary Kerry have committed PEPFAR to supporting countries in achieving an AIDS-free generation as a core pillar of the United States global health agenda. Together, we have made extraordinary progress toward this ambitious goal, saving millions of lives, and bringing hope and healing to communities and nations. Dozens of countries, many in…

World TB Day: The Fight Against HIV/AIDS Is Vital to a Future Without Tuberculosis

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Today, Monday, March 24, 2014, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) joins the international community in commemorating World TB Day and those who have lost their lives to this terrible disease; TB is second only to HIV/AIDS in global deaths due to infectious diseases. Moreover, the World Health Organization  estimates that at…

President Obama Signs Reauthorization of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Dr. Tom Frieden

Ten years ago, HIV/AIDS was devastating the health and wellbeing of millions of individuals in communities across Africa and in other resource-poor countries around the world. Through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), we have since made extraordinary progress in reducing new HIV infections and providing life-saving care and treatment to those who…

Closer Than Ever To an AIDS-Free Generation

Dr. Tom Frieden

As CDC Director, I’ve had the privilege of meeting with nurses, doctors, outreach workers, and people living with HIV in communities across the U.S. and around the world. As an infectious disease doctor who trained in New York City before treatment for HIV was available, these meetings are always deeply moving. Together we’ve made enormous…

Continuing Our March to an AIDS-Free Generation and Improved Global Health

Ambassador Goosby Delivers Remarks on Global AIDS

Note: The AIDS.gov team would like to thank Ambassador Goosby for his leadership in the global response to HIV/AIDS, and for the inspiration he has offered to all those working to create an AIDS-free generation. Ambassador Goosby has been a remarkable colleague, and we are grateful to him and to his staff in the Office…

Shared Responsibility: The Catalyst for Long-Term Success in HIV & AIDS

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This is a remarkable time to be in Global Health. The successes we are seeing now would not have been achieved without the shared responsibility and partnerships that have been forged over the years – most important of which are those with our implementing partners. Our implementing partners – in collaboration with civil society, the…

Peace Corps Volunteers Know: Access to Safe Water + Handwashing = Lives Saved

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Editor’s Note: According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 85% of Americans age 18 and older own a cell phone and nearly half (45%) of all Americans now own smartphones. That means we’re holding mobile devices in our hands—and often up to our faces and mouths—for a good portion of our day. It’s…

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