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American Leadership to Reach an AIDS-Free Generation

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Today President Obama was part of a very special World AIDS Day event. It is a day for solemn observance, to remember all those who have been lost to this disease over 30 years, and those still living with HIV today. Yet today’s event was a joyous occasion as well, as it celebrated all those…

From the Archives: President Obama Says, “Get Tested”

Obama HIV Testing YouTube frame

Today is World AIDS Day. In the United States, roughly 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV and about 50,000 become newly infected each year.  Since the beginning of the epidemic 30 years ago, more than 600,000 Americans have lost their lives to HIV and AIDS.  Today, there are more than 200,000 Americans living with HIV…

Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on World AIDS Day

Kathleen Sebelius

This World AIDS Day is particularly poignant because this year we have marked the 30th anniversary of the first reports of AIDS. Today, as we remember those we have lost, we also celebrate the progress we have made and look expectantly to the future. Together, we are taking this year’s World AIDS Day theme, “Leading…

Open for Questions: The Beginning of the End of AIDS

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Tomorrow is World AIDS Day, and President Obama will be marking the occasion by speaking at ONE Campaign and (RED)’s Beginning of the End of AIDS event at George Washington University. You can watch the whole event live on YouTube.com/TheONECampaign . Later in the day, Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director…

Facing AIDS in Portland, Oregon

Going Red for World AIDS Day - Cascade AIDS Project

World AIDS Day is tomorrow, December 1, and once again we’re encouraging communities to take part in a Facing AIDS. Ernesto Dominguez, Youth Technology Specialist at Cascade AIDS Project in Portland, Oregon, has been organizing Facing AIDS events for the last two years. Cascade AIDS Project is an Office of Minority Health Curbing HIV/AIDS Transmission…

Stay Strong and Informed About HIV

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…