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Celebrating a Decade of Progress Fighting Global HIV/AIDS

Deborah Birx, MD, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

This World AIDS Day, CDC and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) commemorate a decade of success in fighting global HIV/AIDS. Ten years ago, this modern-day plague was devastating the health and wellbeing of millions of individuals in communities across Africa and in other resource-poor countries around the world. Today, we celebrate the extraordinary…

Living a Healthy and Full HIV-Positive Life

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) honors World AIDS Day 2013 and celebrates the improved wellbeing of millions of people around the world living healthy and full HIV-positive lives. As the care and treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS has expanded so has the number of people living long HIV-positive lives. As of…

Secretary of State John Kerry’s World AIDS Day Remarks

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On World AIDS Day, we come together as a global community to honor the many lives we have lost, and to reaffirm our support for the millions of individuals and families who are still living with and affected by HIV/AIDS around the world. On this day, we also gain strength by celebrating the important strides…

Positive Work

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The U.S. Department of Labor joins individuals and communities across the globe today in commemorating World AIDS Day. Held annually on Dec. 1, this is a time to remember the many lives we’ve lost to HIV/AIDS, assess our progress addressing the epidemic, and challenge ourselves to take the next steps toward an AIDS-free future. It…

Closer Than Ever To an AIDS-Free Generation

Dr. Tom Frieden

As CDC Director, I’ve had the privilege of meeting with nurses, doctors, outreach workers, and people living with HIV in communities across the U.S. and around the world. As an infectious disease doctor who trained in New York City before treatment for HIV was available, these meetings are always deeply moving. Together we’ve made enormous…

World AIDS Day 2013—Addiction Treatment Supports AIDS Treatment

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December 1 is World AIDS Day. At NIDA, we always stress the principle that drug abuse treatment is AIDS prevention, because of the close links that exist between drug abuse and the spread of HIV.  Injection drug use alone contributed to more than 7% of new infections in 2011, although the population of people who…

Holiday Shopping Tips for HealthCare.gov

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As we continue working around the clock to improve HealthCare.gov and the holiday shopping season kicks into gear, we wanted to share some consumer friendly tips for individuals looking for quality affordable health insurance. Shop HealthCare.gov during off-peak hours (mornings/nights/weekends). Have your income and tax information ready when you log on. Comparison shop to get the best deal. You…

Secretary Sebelius’ Statement for World AIDS Day 2013

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When the World Health Organization established the first World AIDS Day on December 1, 1988, treatment options for people living with HIV were practically nonexistent, and AIDS was almost invariably fatal. Hope was in short supply, and there seemed to be little reason for optimism. I am grateful that the world is a very different…