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SAMHSA and World AIDS Day—Using New Media

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“Leading with Science, Uniting for Action” is the U.S. Government (USG) theme for World AIDS Day 2011. This year, we are thankful for scientific advances in the response to HIV/AIDS—advances which have led Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to call for an “AIDS-free generation.” On December 1st, people all around the world will commemorate…

Observing World AIDS Day

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Today, December 1, we commemorate World AIDS Day. This has been a year of reflection as we marked the 30th anniversary of the first reported cases of AIDS on June 5, 1981. AIDS is still here, and it affects all of us in the U.S. and around the world. AIDS has been, and continues to…

American Leadership to Reach an AIDS-Free Generation

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Today President Obama was part of a very special World AIDS Day event. It is a day for solemn observance, to remember all those who have been lost to this disease over 30 years, and those still living with HIV today. Yet today’s event was a joyous occasion as well, as it celebrated all those…

From the Archives: President Obama Says, “Get Tested”

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Today is World AIDS Day. In the United States, roughly 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV and about 50,000 become newly infected each year.  Since the beginning of the epidemic 30 years ago, more than 600,000 Americans have lost their lives to HIV and AIDS.  Today, there are more than 200,000 Americans living with HIV…

Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on World AIDS Day

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This World AIDS Day is particularly poignant because this year we have marked the 30th anniversary of the first reports of AIDS. Today, as we remember those we have lost, we also celebrate the progress we have made and look expectantly to the future. Together, we are taking this year’s World AIDS Day theme, “Leading…

Open for Questions: The Beginning of the End of AIDS

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Tomorrow is World AIDS Day, and President Obama will be marking the occasion by speaking at ONE Campaign and (RED)’s Beginning of the End of AIDS event at George Washington University. You can watch the whole event live on YouTube.com/TheONECampaign . Later in the day, Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director…

Facing AIDS in Portland, Oregon

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World AIDS Day is tomorrow, December 1, and once again we’re encouraging communities to take part in a Facing AIDS. Ernesto Dominguez, Youth Technology Specialist at Cascade AIDS Project in Portland, Oregon, has been organizing Facing AIDS events for the last two years. Cascade AIDS Project is an Office of Minority Health Curbing HIV/AIDS Transmission…

Facing AIDS at the U.S. Conference on AIDS

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World AIDS Day is right around the corner. Nearly 600 photos have been uploaded to our Facing AIDS page from across the country and we’re already looking forward to the many more that will be created and shared! Your messages continue to move and inspire us. Earlier this month at the U.S. Conference on AIDS…