HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

An Important Message from Magic Johnson


Editor’s note:  As we recognize the approach of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (February 7), we are reminded of this important message from Magic Johnson about the Affordable Care Act. No one plans to get sick or hurt — I certainly didn’t — but most people will need medical care at some point in their…

Statement by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on African American History Month

Kathleen Sebelius

Today, we celebrate the beginning of African American History Month, a time for all Americans to recognize the countless contributions African Americans have made to our nation, including major advances in scientific research and public health. During African American History Month, we draw inspiration from the courage of trailblazers like Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the…

Dr. Koh’s 2013 World AIDS Day Reflections

Dr. Koh Video Screenshot

As we enter the last days of 2013, we at are aware that the recent observance of World AIDS Day generated widespread reflection on the progress and challenges of responding to the HIV epidemic in the United States and around the globe. Today, we are releasing a video in which Dr. Howard Koh, U.S….

New Federal Actions Aim to Improve Outcomes Along the HIV Care Continuum: World AIDS Day Update


One of the recurring themes of the World AIDS Day observance held earlier this month was the vital role of partnerships in our domestic and global response to HIV/AIDS. Collaborations between researchers, funders, pharmaceutical companies, people at risk for and living with HIV, community leaders, service providers, and other key partners create tools for HIV…

Measuring World AIDS Day 2013

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World AIDS Day was another huge success for in 2013. It was the busiest day in the website’s history in terms of raw audience numbers. One major goal for, especially on World AIDS Day, is to increase access to HIV testing and care services. Our main avenue for this information is the HIV Testing…

Forward Toward an AIDS-Free Generation

Kathleen Sebelius

I believe–and President Obama believes–that an AIDS-free generation is within our reach. On December 2, I joined President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry at the White House to mark the 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day. We were joined by a remarkable group of people–including scientists, activists, elected officials, and philanthropists from across…

Key Federal World AIDS Day Speeches

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The week of World AIDS Day is always an important and busy time for the HIV community. Our partners work especially hard to lend visibility to HIV awareness and to educate people we may not reach the rest of the year. We end this week by showcasing several key voices in the dialogue for HIV/AIDS…

President Obama Signs Reauthorization of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Dr. Tom Frieden

Ten years ago, HIV/AIDS was devastating the health and wellbeing of millions of individuals in communities across Africa and in other resource-poor countries around the world. Through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), we have since made extraordinary progress in reducing new HIV infections and providing life-saving care and treatment to those who…