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AIDS 2012 and the Road Ahead

Jonathan Mermin

Today is the last day of AIDS 2012, the first International AIDS Conference to be held in the United States in more than 20 years. AIDS 2012 helped crystallize the extraordinary opportunities—and serious challenges—that lie ahead as we work to bring about an AIDS-free America. Since the last International AIDS Conference was held in the United…

USG @ AIDS 2012 Video: Phill Wilson and Miguel Gomez

Phill Wilson and Miguel Gomez at AIDS 2012

In his remarks at the Monday plenary of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), Phill Wilson, Founder and Executive Director of the Black AIDS Institute and member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, gave delegates an update on the epidemic in the United States. “We are at a deciding moment in the trajectory…

World Hepatitis Day

Ronald Valdiserri

Tomorrow, July 28, we will join the global observance of World Hepatitis Day.  Organized by the World Hepatitis Alliance , a non-governmental organization that represents hepatitis B and hepatitis C patient groups from around the world, the annual observance focuses attention on the huge impact of viral hepatitis infection globally – with as many as one…

USG @ AIDS 2012 Video: Dr. Koh and A. Toni Young

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In the latest interview from the Conversations from AIDS 2012 series, Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh speaks with A. Toni Young, Executive Director of the Community Education Group (CEG) in Washington, D.C. Ms. Young discusses CEG’s massive testing program focusing on heterosexual African-Americans living in the District and the program’s involvement in HPTN…

AIDS 2012: HIV in Gay and Bisexual Men

Greg Millett at AIDS 2012

The impact of the HIV epidemic on gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) around the world has received considerable attention at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012). The Lancet (the British medical journal) distributed a special issue on MSM across the globe to more than 20,000 conference attendees. The…

USG @ AIDS 2012 Video: Dr. Koh and Ambassador Goosby

Ambasaddor Goosby and Dr. Howard Koh

The XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) is the largest meeting of individuals from around the world working to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In this video interview, Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services talks with Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, about how the…

Conversations from AIDS 2012: Ron Valdiserri and Dawn Averitt Bridge on Expanding Public Awareness of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

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At the XIX International Conference on AIDS (AIDS 2012)  on Tuesday July 24, 2012, Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, caught up with Ms. Dawn Averitt Bridge, Founder and Chair of The Well Project . They discussed National HIV Awareness Month  (NHAM) and the importance of expanding and sustaining the American public’s concern about…

The Global Perspective on HIV/AIDS and Mental Health

Dr. Nils Daulaire

As AIDS 2012 (the XIX International AIDS Conference) continues in Washington, DC, we are reminded of the numerous, multiple, and far-reaching impacts this epidemic has had in the past 30-plus years.  The burden of being HIV positive, or caring for loved ones living with the disease, is not restricted to the physical toll.  For many…