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Measuring World AIDS Day 2013

World AIDS Day was another huge success for AIDS.gov in 2013. It was the busiest day in the website’s history in terms of raw audience numbers. One major goal for AIDS.gov, 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

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

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)

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…

HIV Activist Shares His Experiences with Facing AIDS Initiative

Editors Note: Bradford McIntyre, an HIV activist who runs the “Positively Positive: Living with HIV” website in Canada (www.PositivelyPositive.ca ) has participated in AIDS.gov’s #FacingAIDS initiative for four years. We asked him how he heard about the initiative, how he uses it in his work, and what Facing AIDS means to him. How did you first…

Sharing Responsibility, Strengthening Results

The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.” Now more than ever, it is a fitting theme as the United States focuses, both on the domestic and global fronts, on building partnerships that strengthen our response to HIV and AIDS. Here in the U.S., we are…

Recognizing World AIDS Day 2013

This post is courtesy of the Civil Rights Division “Federal law is a critically important tool in eradicating the discrimination that so many people living with HIV and AIDS still face in their daily lives.  By enforcing the civil rights laws and educating members of the public about their rights and responsibilities, the Department of Justice…

NIH announces plan to increase funding toward a cure for HIV/AIDS

At a White House event today to mark the 25th annual World AIDS Day, President Obama announced that the National Institutes of Health plans to redirect AIDS research funds to expand support for research directed toward a cure for HIV. NIH plans to invest an additional $100 million over the next three fiscal years on this increasingly promising area…