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Forging Ahead on World AIDS Day

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This year, on World AIDS Day, a new report from the United Nations shows we’ve achieved an encouraging 21 percent reduction in deaths of people living with HIV/AIDS across the globe. With so many people living longer, healthier lives, we must redouble our efforts to ensure that workplaces are free of discrimination on the basis…

President Obama announces new efforts to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States

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President Barack Obama today announced accelerated efforts to increase the availability of treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States in conjunction with World AIDS Day 2011.  The president directed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to invest approximately $50 million in new funding to support AIDS Drug Assistance Programs…

HUD’s World AIDS Day Commemoration: A Look to the Future

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This year’s World AIDS Day marks an occasion to reflect on the 30 year struggle with HIV and to renew and invigorate our commitment to ending AIDS.  At HUD, the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing helped to lead the Department’s commemoration of this year’s World AIDS Day on November 29th. The Uniting for Action: Cross-Program Approaches…

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…