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Conversations from AIDS 2012: Ron Valdiserri and Dawn Averitt Bridge on Expanding Public Awareness of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

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At the XIX International Conference on AIDS (AIDS 2012)  on Tuesday July 24, 2012, Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, caught up with Ms. Dawn Averitt Bridge, Founder and Chair of The Well Project . They discussed National HIV Awareness Month  (NHAM) and the importance of expanding and sustaining the American public’s concern about…

The Global Perspective on HIV/AIDS and Mental Health

Dr. Nils Daulaire

As AIDS 2012 (the XIX International AIDS Conference) continues in Washington, DC, we are reminded of the numerous, multiple, and far-reaching impacts this epidemic has had in the past 30-plus years.  The burden of being HIV positive, or caring for loved ones living with the disease, is not restricted to the physical toll.  For many…

25 Years of HIV/AIDS Training has Transformed the Research Landscape

Dr. Ken Bridbord

Dr. Bridbord was a co-chair of the International AIDS Conference in 1987. Conversations I had with colleagues in June of 1987, during the last AIDS meeting held here in Washington, inspired me to develop a program that would create HIV/AIDS research expertise in the regions where the need was greatest. While we knew much less…

New Media in Changing the Response to HIV

State of New Meda & HIV Panel

On Monday, July 23, AIDS.gov hosted a satellite session at AIDS 2012 on the State of New Media and HIV. During the session we heard how new media is changing the response to HIV, allowing individuals and programs to engage others and create conversations and dialogues to further HIV prevention and treatment goals. At the…

White House Video Series for AIDS 2012

President Obama in White House Video for AIDS 2012

This week, while the 2012 International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012 ) is being held in Washington, D.C., the White House released a series of related videos. First was a three-minute video history of HIV and the United States’ response that includes President Obama’s welcome to the more than 23,000 conference attendees. AIDS 2012 has also…

Answering the Call to Action with Science

Dr. Roger Glass

Twenty-five years ago, we were horrified to see the toll HIV/AIDS was taking in the developing world. Not only did it wipe out nearly a generation of adults in sub-Saharan Africa, it also killed countless children and left many more orphans. After several decades of improving indicators of health, life expectancy in sub-Saharan Africa began…

AIDS Memorial Quilt in the White House

Obama Viewing AIDS Quilt

The return of the International  AIDS conference to the U.S. marks a moment to celebrate the American leadership and efforts that have transformed the response to the epidemic, to remember the lives lost to this disease, and to recommit to the vision of an AIDS-free generation. One enduring symbol of the lives that have been…

Facing AIDS goes Mobile

Facing AIDS

Adding your photo to the Facing AIDS initiative just became easier. We are pleased to announce that Facing AIDS iPhone/iPad app is now available on the iTunes App Store. The app makes it easier than ever to help put a face to  to the epidemic. After downloading the app, you can complete the entire process…