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ICMYI: World AIDS Day and Toward 2017

As the AIDS.gov team reflects on 2016 and looks forward to 2017, today we recap our World AIDS Day 2016 posts. From the White House The White House published a blog post marking both domestic and global successes in the response to HIV, and recognizing the challenges and continued work needed to end AIDS worldwide…

Back To The Future?

I’m always a bit of a basket case when World AIDS Day comes around each year. The day, which usually stretches into a week’s worth of events for me, stirs up a complex set of emotions in me. The memories of what it was like being diagnosed with HIV on World AIDS Day in 1994….

World AIDS Day 2016

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 1, 2016 On World AIDS Day, we commemorate the lives lost and communities devastated by HIV/AIDS. We also celebrate those lives that have been saved and the courageous individuals who have brought hope and healing to those living with and affected by this disease. Thirty-five…

Get Ready for World AIDS Day 2016

World AIDS Day – December 1 –  is rapidly approaching! The U.S. Government theme for this year’s observance is Leadership. Commitment. Impact., and we want to point you to the information and tools you’ll need to incorporate the theme in your local activities for this year’s observance. Please stay tuned for many announcements by our…

Recognizing HIV and Aging in America

Summary: Dr. Lansky outlines some resources and Federal actions outlined in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy related to HIV and aging. Yesterday [September 18], we observed National HIV & Aging Awareness Day. People aged 50 years and older comprise 42% of all persons living with diagnosed HIV infection and about one in six new HIV diagnoses. As noted…

For National HIV Testing Day, CDC Launches Serostatus Matters, a New Continuing Medical Education Opportunity to Encourage Primary Care Providers to Test their Patients for HIV

Over 1 million people in the United States are living with HIV and 1 in 8 – approximately 156,300 people – do not know they have it. HIV testing is the only way people can tell if they have HIV. Therefore, as part of an ongoing efforts to ensure everyone is tested for HIV at…

Reflections on National Transgender HIV Testing Day

The inaugural National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) on April 18 marked a milestone for members of the trans community, who face high HIV impact. Almost a year in the making, this awareness day is the result of efforts led by JoAnne Keatley, Director, Center of Excellence for Transgender Health at the University of California,…

National HIV Testing Day Efforts Increase HIV Testing but Testing Opportunities Still Missed During Most Health Care Visits

Today is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), a day to raise awareness of the importance of HIV testing and to create events that make it easy to obtain an HIV test. Currently, an estimated 87 percent of people living with HIV in the United States know of their infection. But there is still much work…