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Black Voices Bloggers on World AIDS Day 2014

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December 1st was World AIDS Day, and the U.S. Government theme for this year was ‘Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation.” In recognition of this global observance in the HIV community, the AIDS.gov Black Voices bloggers shared their individual perspectives on one question: Is World AIDS Day a celebration or a call to action? “World…

Video: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and the Affordable Care Act

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With this year’s Marketplace Open Enrollment period underway, individuals and families who do not already have coverage can join the millions of people who are already enrolled in an affordable health plan through the Marketplace, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act provides a historic opportunity for people living with HIV, including…

Focus, Partner, Achieve: How the United States Is Helping to Lead the Fight Against AIDS

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“On this day, let us rededicate ourselves to continuing our work until we reach the day we know is possible — when no child has to know the pain of HIV/AIDS and no life is limited by this virus.” –President Barack Obama, World AIDS Day 2014 Proclamation Today is World AIDS Day — a day…

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2014

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Remarkable progress has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS since the first annual World AIDS Day was commemorated 26 years ago. Yet, we are still far from achieving our goal of a world without AIDS. In 2013, more than 2 million people globally became newly infected with HIV, and 1.5 million people died from…

RECOGNIZING WORLD AIDS DAY 2014

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Courtesy of Vanita Gupta, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. “On World AIDS Day 2014, the Department of Justice recognizes that eradicating stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS is a key civil rights issue. With today’s observance, we reaffirm our commitment to protect and advance the rights of people…

For an AIDS-Free Generation: Access to Drugs and Diagnostics Is Essential

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On World AIDS Day this year, tens of millions of people with HIV are now living healthy, productive lives because of access to safe and lower priced medicines. We rejoice in this achievement, because all people, no matter how rich or poor, deserve to have the medicines they need to live their lives in the…

Presidential Proclamation: World AIDS Day 2014

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Proclamation — World AIDS Day, 2014 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In communities across our Nation and around the world, we have made extraordinary progress in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Just over three decades ago, when we knew only the devastation HIV inflicted, those living with it had to…

TODAY: Live webcast of the White House World AIDS Day Event

Douglas Brooks

Every year on December 1st, we commemorate World AIDS Day and re-commit to addressing HIV/AIDS, a disease that affects approximately 35 million people worldwide. The White House will honor this worldwide observance on Monday, December 1, with an important World AIDS Day event focusing on this year’s Federal theme, “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation.”…