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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…

Military Medicine’s Contribution to an AIDS-free Generation

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As we look forward to World AIDS Day this year, I’m amazed at how far we’ve come in the battle against HIV and how effectively U.S. government agencies continue to work collaboratively towards an AIDS-free generation. At the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) we support HIV prevention programs around the world— in…

Stories Behind Facing AIDS: Why Do I Face AIDS?

Karen Walker

Through the Facing AIDS photosharing initiative, you and your community can join the thousands of Americans who are helping reduce stigma and promote HIV testing by putting a face to AIDS for World AIDS Day (December 1) and beyond. Karen Walker, a nurse and a mother, wrote this powerful description of why she is Facing AIDS as…

Thanksgiving and World AIDS Day

blog.aids.gov

Thanksgiving is a day of gratitude for what matters in our lives. In that spirit, Thanksgiving also marks the lead-up to World AIDS Day (December 1). World AIDS Day prompts us to reflect on how far we’ve come in responding to HIV and to cherish the contributions of so many who are working to create…

Video: Facing AIDS Photo App for World AIDS Day

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Since launching the Facing AIDS mobile app in July, we have taken it on the road to AIDS 2012, the U.S. Conference on AIDS, and the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. The AIDS.gov team has showed hundreds of people how easy it is to Snap. Write. Share. a personalized message/photo with a mobile device….

Commentary Discusses “On-the-Ground” Details Necessary to Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation

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World AIDS Day (December 1) is fast approaching and plans are underway both here at AIDS.gov and throughout the HIV/AIDS community to mark this important international health observance, which serves as a key opportunity to raise awareness and renew and invigorate our commitment to ending AIDS. In anticipation of World AIDS Day, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri,…