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

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!

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

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.

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.”…

Cornucopia

As we approach Thanksgiving, we want to acknowledge that we have a lot for which to be grateful. We are making progress in our efforts to create an AIDS-free generation for many reasons, including: research gains; advances in treatment; better access to health care for people living with HIV/AIDS, thanks to the Affordable Care Act;…

Conversations in 2014: The Global Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

In the lead-up to our annual observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, we at AIDS.gov are reflecting on some of the stories that generated interest on our blog in 2014.  Today, we look back at some of posts about global efforts to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and move us closer to achieving…

HIV Care Continuum: Controlling the Virus is Key

Today, CDC released a new Vital Signs Report on HIV. The data support the call-to-action to increase the number of people living with HIV who achieve viral suppression. Having very low levels of HIV in the body, achieved by taking antiretroviral medicines allows people living with HIV to have nearly normal lifespans and greatly reduces…

World AIDS Day 2014: Resources for a shared effort towards an AIDS-free generation

For the HIV community, the December 1st observance of World AIDS Day provides an unparalleled opportunity to bring wide attention to our collective response to the epidemic. The U.S. Government’s  theme this year is “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation.” Leading up to World AIDS Day, AIDS.gov is sharing 10 simple, ready-to-use resources on a…