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Every year on December 1, we commemorate World AIDS Day to bring attention to the tremendous impact of the HIV epidemic in the United States and around the world. In observance of World AIDS Day, today CDC launched a special report, CDC Vital Signs on HIV Testing in the United States, in recognition of the…

Tomorrow is World AIDS Day

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FACING AIDS for the 37 friends I've lost to HIV

Tomorrow, December 1, is World AIDS Day. This year was an important one for those of us working to respond to HIV — from the signing of the Affordable Care Act, to the release of the White House National HIV/AIDS Strategy, to the exciting news about PrEP and microbicides. On World AIDS Day, I want…

Lead Federal Departments Confer About National HIV/AIDS Strategy Plans

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Representatives of each of the Federal agencies designated by the President as lead agencies responsible for implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) conferred by conference call last week to discuss the status of their respective department’s NHAS operational plans and to lay groundwork for future collaborations. Participants included representatives from the Departments of Labor, Justice,…

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy at the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care

Dr. Ron Valdiserri

The closing panel of the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care provided an in-depth discussion of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) from a variety of unique perspectives. The session began with Dr. Anthony Fauci from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases providing a comprehensive overview of the fundamental…

Engaging LGBT Leadership in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

NHAS LGBT Consult Planning Meeting

Gay and bisexual men have comprised the largest proportion of the HIV epidemic in the United States since the first cases were reported in the 1980s, and that has not changed. They still comprise the greatest proportion of infections nationally. (For more details on HIV/AIDS among gay and bisexual men, see CDC’s fact sheet (PDF…

NIH-Funded Study Finds Daily Dose of Antiretroviral Drug Reduces Risk of HIV

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Today, the New England Journal of Medicine published research findings from the iPrEx study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation testing the efficacy of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The study is a major step forward in our ability to prevent new HIV infections. The study found that…

Doing More With Less

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The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria

Note from Miguel Gomez, AIDS.gov Director: This week we are pleased to share a post from one of our many partners — The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GBC) , on an initiative to bring HIV testing information to millions for World AIDS Day and beyond. Read on to find out what…

President Obama Welcomes New HIV Prevention Research Results

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Institutes of Health announced findings on recent HIV prevention research.  The study finds that a daily dose of an oral antiretroviral drug taken by HIV-negative gay and bisexual men reduced the risk of acquiring HIV infection by 43.8 percent, and had even higher rates of effectiveness, up to 73…