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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

Going Red for World AIDS Day - Cascade AIDS Project

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…

Are you ready for World AIDS Day, December 1?

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“Leading with Science. United for Action.” is the U.S. Government theme for World AIDS Day 2011. This year, we are thankful for scientific advances in the response to HIV/AIDS, leading Secretary Clinton to call for an “AIDS-free generation.” Creating an AIDS-free generation has never been a policy priority for the U.S. Government until now, because…

One Month until World AIDS Day (December 1): How are YOU Facing AIDS?

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Co-authored by Aisha Moore, Communications Director and Deb LeBel, Partnerships Specialist, AIDS.gov

World AIDS Day (December 1) is a month away and once again we’re using social networking and photos to share messages about how we are all still Facing AIDS. Some of us once knew a world without AIDS, and for others AIDS has been around our entire lifetime. No matter your age or your familiarity with the epidemic and the many people who have been infected or affected, we hope you’ll join us again this year.

Using National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) to Redouble Our Efforts to Respond to the HIV Prevention and Care Needs of Latinos

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According to CDC estimates , 9,400 Latinos in the United States were newly infected with HIV in 2009. Latinos make up 16% of the U.S. population, but approximately 20% of new infections. Sixty-four percent (or nearly two-thirds) of all HIV infections in the Latino community occur among gay and bisexual men. Among women, 1,700 heterosexual…