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Progress on HIV among African Americans, Still a Long Way to Go

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH

February 7 marks the 15th year of the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day observance. This day is a call to action for communities across the country to come together to reduce the burden of HIV and AIDS in Black America. We begin 2015 with hopeful signs that we, as a nation, are beginning to make…

Accelerating Progress Toward an AIDS-free Generation in 2015

Deborah Birx, MD, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

On World AIDS Day 2014, like many around the world, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) embraced the theme “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation.” This theme did not set the tone for just one day, but represents a driving principle that underpinned PEPFAR’s activities in 2014 and will drive action into…

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

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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…

Analysis: Opportunities Under the ACA for Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Among Women With HIV

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An estimated 36 percent of women in the U.S. report having experienced intimate partner violence (IPV), also called domestic violence, but among HIV positive women 55 percent report such experiences. A new Kaiser Family Foundation  analysis  looks at opportunities to address IPV in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that could help women who are HIV positive…

Presidential Proclamation — International Day of the Girl, 2014

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Editors Note: Today is National Girls Day. Below is President Obama’s Proclamation. Please also read: Improving the Fight Against Intersecting Epidemics: An Update on Federal Efforts to Address HIV/AIDS and Intimate Partner Violence Among Women and Girls.  INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL, 2014 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In…

Improving the Fight Against Intersecting Epidemics: An Update on Federal Efforts to Address HIV/AIDS and Intimate Partner Violence Among Women and Girls

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and an important time to draw attention to the alarming prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) among women and girls. This is particularly true for women living with HIV, over half of whom have experienced IPV in their lifetime. An HIV diagnosis can trigger or exacerbate violence, while trauma…

Housing Grants for HIV+ Women Experiencing Domestic Violence

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Women living with HIV/AIDS face multiple challenges—including increased risk for intimate partner violence (IPV) and housing instability. We know that the combination of HIV, violence, and insecure housing can have dramatic repercussions on women’s health. Studies indicate that over half (55%) of U.S. women living with HIV have experienced IPV. Women who experience violence are…

Faster, Easier Cures for Hepatitis C

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Transformative advances in drug treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration are giving the 3.2 million Americans with chronic hepatitis C a chance for a longer, healthier life without the virus. That’s welcome news for baby boomers—who make up three of four adults with the hepatitis C virus—and millions of other Americans, many of…