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Looking to AIDS 2012: Turning the Tide Together

Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Ambassador at Large

For the first time in over 20 years, the biannual International AIDS Conference will be hosted on American soil. From July 22-27, AIDS 2012 will convene scientists, health professionals, policy makers and those affected by AIDS in Washington, D.C. to assess progress to date and identify next steps in the global response. The conference theme,…

President Obama Announces Grant Colfax as New Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy

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The following is from the White House Office of the Press Secretary – for immediate release March 14, 2012 Today, President Obama announced the appointment of one of the nation’s leading public health policy experts as the Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). Grant Colfax, MD, Director of the HIV Prevention Section…

CDC Launches ‘Take Charge. Take the Test.

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Today (March 14), during the White House “Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women & Gender Related Health Disparities” event, the newly announced Office of National AIDS Policy Director Dr. Grant Colfax spoke to those gathered at the White House. During his remarks he referred to the CDC’s social marketing HIV testing campaign for women, Take…

Commemorating National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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On Wednesday, March 14th at 8:30a.m. EST, please join the White House as we commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  This multi-agency event will discuss the intersection of HIV/AIDS, violence against women, and gender related health disparities. Speakers and panelists will examine the juncture of these three important issues that impact women’s lives both…

Todd Park Named New U.S. Chief Technology Officer

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I’m very excited that President Obama today is appointing Todd Park as the new U.S. Chief Technology Officer, with the important task of applying the newest technology and latest advances to make the Federal government work better for the American people. For nearly three years, Todd has served as CTO of the U.S. Department of…

Sharing Milestones Online

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As the AIDS.gov blog has often noted, in 2011 the world observed a profound milestone: the 30-year anniversary of the first reported cases of what came to be known as AIDS. To put this milestone in perspective, the journal AIDS Education and Prevention recently published a commentary by Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for…

PACHA Meeting Examines Women and HIV, Other Issues at Winter Meeting

Nancy Mahon

At the end of last month, the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) convened for its first meeting of 2012. It was my privilege to lead that meeting, my first as PACHA’s new chairperson. Our agenda was a very full one and the discussions thoughtful, rich, and informative. As we embarked on our work, we…

Youth Programme Aims to Strengthen the Participation of Young People at AIDS 2012

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If previous International AIDS Conferences are any indication, young people will comprise one of the most actively engaged delegations at AIDS 2012. This is welcomed news, as the leadership and involvement of young people is critical to the goal of achieving an AIDS-free generation. HIV significantly affects young people. In the U.S., young people aged…