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World AIDS Day 2012

Valerie Jarrett , Senior Advisor to the President

This week, as we gathered in the White House with key scientists, policymakers, and community stakeholders to commemorate World AIDS Day, I was so proud to help highlight the progress we’ve made in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Last year marked the anniversary of the third decade of the HIV epidemic, and new HIV infections are…

The White House Honors World AIDS Day 2012

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Cross-posted from White House Blog Today, December 1, 2012 is World AIDS Day. Every year on this day,  the world comes together to stand with people affected by HIV/AIDS, to remember those we have lost and to renew our commitment to ending the pandemic once and for all. Last year on World AIDS Day, President Obama announced ambitious new targets in…

Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on World AIDS Day

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

On December 1, World AIDS Day, we remember those we have lost, but also celebrate the remarkable progress made in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. When the first World AIDS Day was observed in 1988, we could not imagine the end of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. For those diagnosed with HIV infection, the future was bleak….

White House Office Hours: World AIDS Day 2012

The White House

Cross-posted from the White House blog. Last year, on World AIDS Day, President Obama announced ambitious new targets in the global fight against HIV/AIDS, and on the domestic front focused on investment to support the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy to fight the epidemic here at home. In the President’s speech that day he said: “we…

Progress on the National HIV Strategy: A Conversation with Dr. Koh and Dr. Valdiserri

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On December 1st, we will commemorate World AIDS Day, which is a time to reflect on the progress we have made in the 31 years since AIDS was first discovered. As part of that observance, Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, sat…

Moving Towards an AIDS-free Generation

The White House

What a year it has been!  One year ago on World AIDS Day, President Obama announced ambitious new targets in the global fight against HIV/AIDS, and on the domestic front focused investment to support the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy to fight the epidemic here at home. In the President’s speech that day he said: “we…

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…

HIV Among Youth in the U.S.: Protecting a Generation

Kevin Fenton CDC

In the latest edition of Vital Signs, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today, we reported that one in four new HIV infections in the United States were among young people between the ages of 13 and 24. That is about 12,000 youth, or about 1,000 per month, were infected with HIV…