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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…

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…