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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.

ron-dawn

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…

25 Years of HIV/AIDS Training has Transformed the Research Landscape

Dr. Ken Bridbord

Dr. Bridbord was a co-chair of the International AIDS Conference in 1987. Conversations I had with colleagues in June of 1987, during the last AIDS meeting held here in Washington, inspired me to develop a program that would create HIV/AIDS research expertise in the regions where the need was greatest. While we knew much less…

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…

USG @ AIDS 2012 Video: Dr. Koh and Dr. Daulaire

Dr. Daulaire and Dr. Koh

While at the XIX International AIDS Conference, Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), took the opportunity to talk with Dr. Nils Daulaire, Director of the Office of Global Affairs at  HHS about his role at the Department and some of his take away messages…

New Media in Changing the Response to HIV

State of New Meda & HIV Panel

On Monday, July 23, AIDS.gov hosted a satellite session at AIDS 2012 on the State of New Media and HIV. During the session we heard how new media is changing the response to HIV, allowing individuals and programs to engage others and create conversations and dialogues to further HIV prevention and treatment goals. At the…

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…