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Testing Makes Us Stronger CDC Campaign

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s national awareness campaign, Testing Makes Us Stronger (TMUS), calls on black gay and bisexual men across the United States to “stay strong and informed” through regular HIV testing.  Launching on World AIDS Day, December 1, the campaign was designed with input from black gay and bisexual men…

Looking Forward to AIDS 2012

Greg Millett

In a landmark speech delivered on November 8, Secretary Clinton called for the creation of an “AIDS-free generation,” noting that “an AIDS-free generation has never been a policy priority for the United States Government until now, because this goal would have been unimaginable just a few years ago.” Yet today, it is possible because of…

Linking HIV Treatment and Prevention

Jonathan Mermin

The programmatic challenges we face today are profoundly different than the ones that plagued us 30 years ago—but the desire for helping ourselves, friends, lovers, family and patients live longer, healthier lives is the same. I remember working in HIV in 1986, at a time when The Boston Globe published letters asking whether people with…

Facing AIDS at the U.S. Conference on AIDS

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World AIDS Day is right around the corner. Nearly 600 photos have been uploaded to our Facing AIDS page from across the country and we’re already looking forward to the many more that will be created and shared! Your messages continue to move and inspire us. Earlier this month at the U.S. Conference on AIDS…

Are you ready for World AIDS Day, December 1?

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“Leading with Science. United for Action.” is the U.S. Government theme for World AIDS Day 2011. This year, we are thankful for scientific advances in the response to HIV/AIDS, leading Secretary Clinton to call for an “AIDS-free generation.” Creating an AIDS-free generation has never been a policy priority for the U.S. Government until now, because…

VA Increases HIV Testing Rates

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Dr. Maggie Czarnogorski

In this month during which we observe Veteran’s Day, I am pleased to share news about an a significant achievement in HIV screening at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Annual HIV testing rates in Veterans Administration Medical Centers increased significantly between 2009 and 2010. As reported in a Research Letter I co-authored with colleagues…

Viral Hepatitis Action Plan: Spotlight on Hepatitis B

Ronald Valdiserri

Earlier this month, I blogged about some of the highlights of our recent efforts to implement Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the Prevention, Care & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan). Today, I want to spotlight hepatitis B. Hepatitis B In the United States, an estimated 800,000–1.4 million persons are…

CDC ECHPP Plans Released

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Earlier this year, AIDS.gov reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had launched a website for its Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) initiative, which provided $11.6 million in FY2011 for enhanced planning and coordination activities in the 12 Metropolitan and Statistical Areas (MSA) accounting for an estimated 44% of U.S. AIDS…