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HIV and Viral Hepatitis Summit Fosters National Dialogue Across Sectors

Ronald Valdiserri

Last week in Washington, DC, researchers, clinical and public health providers, advocates, federal leaders and representatives of health departments, professional societies, academia, and the pharmaceutical sector gathered for important discussions at the 2012 National Summit on HIV and Viral Hepatitis Diagnosis, Prevention and Access to Care . Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius…

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Invites Public Comment on Draft Recommendations Related to HIV & HCV Screening

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Recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force  (USPSTF) issued draft recommendations pertaining to HIV and viral hepatitis screening and is inviting public comments on both. The Task Force is an independent group of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine that works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical…

Preventing the Flu and Its Complications

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As daylight hours get shorter and temperatures are falling, we’re not only approaching winter but also flu season. While we can all find ways to enjoy the change of seasons, no one enjoys the flu — a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses spread between people. Seasonal flu is a special concern if you are a person…

World AIDS Day 2012

Valerie Jarrett , Senior Advisor to the President

This week, as we gathered in the White House with key scientists, policymakers, and community stakeholders to commemorate World AIDS Day, I was so proud to help highlight the progress we’ve made in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Last year marked the anniversary of the third decade of the HIV epidemic, and new HIV infections are…

The White House Honors World AIDS Day 2012

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Cross-posted from White House Blog Today, December 1, 2012 is World AIDS Day. Every year on this day,  the world comes together to stand with people affected by HIV/AIDS, to remember those we have lost and to renew our commitment to ending the pandemic once and for all. Last year on World AIDS Day, President Obama announced ambitious new targets in…

Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on World AIDS Day

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

On December 1, World AIDS Day, we remember those we have lost, but also celebrate the remarkable progress made in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. When the first World AIDS Day was observed in 1988, we could not imagine the end of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. For those diagnosed with HIV infection, the future was bleak….

Statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on World AIDS Day

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement highlighting the U.S. Department of Labor’s ongoing efforts in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day is Dec. 1. “On World AIDS Day, we reflect on friends and family members we have lost since the emergence of this pandemic more than…

Recognizing World AIDS Day

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Cross-posted from Department of Justice blog On World AIDS Day 2012, the Department of Justice is proud to reaffirm its ongoing commitment to protect – and advance – the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS.  And – in accordance with the objectives outlined by President Obama in the landmark National HIV/AIDS Strategy, we…