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RECOGNIZING WORLD AIDS DAY 2014

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Courtesy of Vanita Gupta, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. “On World AIDS Day 2014, the Department of Justice recognizes that eradicating stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS is a key civil rights issue. With today’s observance, we reaffirm our commitment to protect and advance the rights of people…

For an AIDS-Free Generation: Access to Drugs and Diagnostics Is Essential

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On World AIDS Day this year, tens of millions of people with HIV are now living healthy, productive lives because of access to safe and lower priced medicines. We rejoice in this achievement, because all people, no matter how rich or poor, deserve to have the medicines they need to live their lives in the…

Presidential Proclamation: World AIDS Day 2014

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Proclamation — World AIDS Day, 2014 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In communities across our Nation and around the world, we have made extraordinary progress in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Just over three decades ago, when we knew only the devastation HIV inflicted, those living with it had to…

TODAY: Live webcast of the White House World AIDS Day Event

Douglas Brooks

Every year on December 1st, we commemorate World AIDS Day and re-commit to addressing HIV/AIDS, a disease that affects approximately 35 million people worldwide. The White House will honor this worldwide observance on Monday, December 1, with an important World AIDS Day event focusing on this year’s Federal theme, “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation.”…

World AIDS Day 2014: Closer to an AIDS-Free Generation

Shannon Hader

On December 1, people throughout the world observe World AIDS Day to raise awareness of the global impact of HIV/AIDS, to honor those affected by it, and—ever so importantly—to re-commit to achieving more in the upcoming year. An estimated 35 million people are living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. The theme for World AIDS Day 2014 – “Focus,…

Let’s Get to Work!

Multi-Ethnic Group of People in a Meeting and Copy Space

In October, I attended the annual U.S. Conference on AIDS , the largest HIV/AIDS-related gathering in the nation. Now in its eighteenth year, the goal of this conference has remained steadfast since the start: to increase and strengthen the diversity of the nation’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through education, training and collaboration. What has evolved…

The “Increasing Access to HIV Care and Treatment” Initiative Surpasses Expectations for a Second Year

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Three years ago on World AIDS Day, President Obama announced $50 million to address the gaps in the HIV Continuum of Care. Of that $50 million, $15 million was directed to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to focus on the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. In FY 2012, HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)…

LIVE webcast of the White House World AIDS Day Event on December 1st.

Douglas Brooks

Every year on December 1st, we commemorate World AIDS Day and re-commit to addressing HIV/AIDS, a disease that affects approximately 35 million people worldwide. The White House will honor this worldwide observance on Monday, December 1, with an important World AIDS Day event focusing on this year’s Federal theme, “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation.”…