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Housing — Our Response to HIV

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June 5th, 2011 will mark 30 years since the first reports of persons infected with HIV.  Today, even with the incredible strides in medication, care and understanding, much remains to be done. From our special vantage at HUD, housing that is decent safe and affordable still too often remains an unachieved aspiration – and persons…

Reaching a New Generation of Americans: Re-energizing our Focus after 30 Years of AIDS

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Co-authored by Jonathan A. Mermin, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC

Thirty years ago, on June 5, 1981, CDC published the first report of cases of what is now known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The article in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

What You Missed: Open for Questions 30 Years of AIDS

30 Years of AIDS White House Chat

Yesterday, Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy Jeffrey Crowley and Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Dr. Carl Dieffenbach came to the White House for a special live chat on 30th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic….

The State and Future of HIV/AIDS Webinar

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On June 5, many in the HIV/AIDS community and beyond will stop to recognize the 30 years of AIDS, remember the first report of the cases of AIDS and look at where we have come in our response to the HIV epidemic. In commemoration, on June 15 at 3pm ET, AIDS.gov will host a webinar/conference…

Natural Disasters and People Living with HIV and AIDS

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As if the tornadoes that recently devastated several communities including Joplin, Missouri, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama and the flooding along the Mississippi River weren’t enough, June 1 marks the start of hurricane season. These are all stark reminders of the stunning impacts these forces of nature can have on anyone and the importance of doing what…

Open for Questions: 30 Years of AIDS

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On Wednesday June 1, 2011 at 3 p.m. EDT, Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy Jeffrey Crowley and Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Dr. Carl Dieffenbach will be hosting a special live discussion on the…

My Visit to Swaziland: The Country with the World’s Highest HIV Prevalence Rate

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Last week, I wrote about my attendance at the PEPFAR annual meeting in South Africa, the country that has more people living with HIV (over 5 million) than any other country in the world.  After this meeting, I visited the neighboring country of Swaziland, which has the unwelcome distinction of having the highest HIV and…

The AETC Network Responds to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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The AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC ) are working in a number of ways to support the goals set out in the President’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The AETC Program, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau with funds from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, currently consists of a network of…