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

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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…

Stay Strong and Informed About HIV

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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…

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…

U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights of Day 1

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Secretary Sebelius Addresses USCA

The 15th annual U.S. Conference on AIDS got underway yesterday in Chicago. Over the next four days we’ll be sharing brief daily highlights from the conference focusing particularly on issues related to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Our first post is longer than usual, but with two plenary sessions and numerous day-long sessions, much transpired…

National HIV Testing Day 2011

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Note: Today President Obama issued a statement on National HIV Testing Day Thirty years ago, at the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, there was no test for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. For many, there was only the long and worrisome wait for the signs of infection. Once those signs appeared, no treatment for the…

National HIV Testing Day 2011

Kevin Fenton

Today is National HIV Testing Day—a day to promote HIV-testing and early diagnosis of HIV across the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the United States.  Approximately one in five of those are unaware of their infections. Early testing and…

A Box of Tools for National HIV Testing Day 2011

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Co-authored by Deb LeBel, Partnerships Specialist, AIDS.gov

This is the season for toolboxes. Sunday was Father’s Day – and tools are a popular gift for dads. Summer is the time when many of us pull out our toolboxes to work on home improvement or hobby projects.

So that got us thinking about the “tools” we have in our HIV prevention

New Resource Supports Faith Community Engagement on HIV/AIDS

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As has been frequently observed, the job of implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy does not fall to the Federal Government alone, nor should it. Successfully achieving the Strategy’s important life-saving goals requires the commitment of all parts of society, including the nation’s rich diversity of faith communities. In fact, the Federal Implementation Plan calls upon…