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White House Video Series for AIDS 2012

President Obama in White House Video for AIDS 2012

This week, while the 2012 International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012 ) is being held in Washington, D.C., the White House released a series of related videos. First was a three-minute video history of HIV and the United States’ response that includes President Obama’s welcome to the more than 23,000 conference attendees. AIDS 2012 has also…

Answering the Call to Action with Science

Dr. Roger Glass

Twenty-five years ago, we were horrified to see the toll HIV/AIDS was taking in the developing world. Not only did it wipe out nearly a generation of adults in sub-Saharan Africa, it also killed countless children and left many more orphans. After several decades of improving indicators of health, life expectancy in sub-Saharan Africa began…

AIDS Memorial Quilt in the White House

Obama Viewing AIDS Quilt

The return of the International  AIDS conference to the U.S. marks a moment to celebrate the American leadership and efforts that have transformed the response to the epidemic, to remember the lives lost to this disease, and to recommit to the vision of an AIDS-free generation. One enduring symbol of the lives that have been…

Facing AIDS goes Mobile

Facing AIDS

Adding your photo to the Facing AIDS initiative just became easier. We are pleased to announce that Facing AIDS iPhone/iPad app is now available on the iTunes App Store. The app makes it easier than ever to help put a face to  to the epidemic. After downloading the app, you can complete the entire process…

Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh Addresses AIDS 2012

Dr. Howard Koh

During today’s AIDS 2012 plenary session, Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh, MD, MPH, discussed development and implementation of the United States’ first-ever comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Dr. Koh provided an overview of the Strategy’s three goals and shared brief examples of how the U.S. is working to achieve them. “As we build on the…

USG at AIDS 2012: Video with Dr. Anthony Fauci

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Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS, sat down with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH to discuss his speech at the opening plenary of AIDS 2012 and his 31 years as a physician and leader in HIV/AIDS scientific research. Having participated in International…

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Addresses AIDS 2012

Secretary Clinton at AIDS 2012

During today’s AIDS 2012 plenary session, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke about progress and next steps toward achieving an AIDS-free generation. During her remarks she echoed the call she first made on World AIDS Day 2011 for the world to join the United States in working to achieve the goal of an…

Secretary Sebelius Addresses Opening Session of AIDS 2012

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Tonight in Washington, DC, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius addressed the opening session of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012). “This week is a chance for each of us to arm ourselves with the latest science, to trade best practices, to learn from each other, and then go back to our communities…