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Op-Ed: Fighting AIDS—At the Tipping Point

Global | September 21, 2011 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from State Department Blog

Co-authored by Ambassador Mark Dybul, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (2006-2009); inaugural global health fellow, the George W. Bush Institute.

Thirty years since the first case of AIDS was diagnosed in the United States, the world finds itself at a tipping point in the fight against this deadly disease. For the first time, grounded in scientific

Monitoring and Evaluating our Communication Channels

New Media | September 20, 2011 Read the full post
Communications Channel Assessment

When it comes to social media, how do you measure and monitor your reach? It’s a tough question, and one we often ask ourselves at AIDS.gov. Across our communication channels (the AIDS.gov website, blog, Twitter , Facebook , YouTube, mobile,…

41st Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 2011 Annual Legislative Conference

Policy & Programs | September 20, 2011 Read the full post
Congressional Black Caucus 2011 Annual Legislative Conference

From September 21-24, thousands of Americans, elected officials, business and industry leaders, and media will gather for the 41st Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) 2011 Annual Legislative  Conference (ALC) in Washington, D.C. This year’s theme of the four-day event is…

30 Years of AIDS: Dr. James Curran, Dean of Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health

Policy & Programs | September 19, 2011 Read the full post
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In the fifth installment of our continuing six-week video series, Dr. James Curran, Dean of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University discusses the early years of research and response to HIV/AIDS, the uncertainty of its cause, the rush to understand the epidemic…

Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus Launched

Policy & Programs | September 19, 2011 Read the full post
Photo of Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus co-chairs

Five Members of Congress gathered outside the Capitol on Thursday morning, September 15, to announce the formation of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus. Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced the bipartisan Caucus, noting that it had 59 members as of its debut and it would be welcoming additional Members in the weeks ahead. Joining Congresswoman Lee at

4th National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

Policy & Programs | September 16, 2011 Read the full post
Kathy Greenlee

Written by Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary, HHS Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

When Americans think about HIV, the face they imagine isn’t that of a person who has lived over half a century and beyond. Yet, in 2009, people aged 50 and older accounted for 17% of new HIV diagnoses in 40 states with long-term confidential name-based

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: A Perspective from the National Institutes of Health

Policy & Programs | September 16, 2011 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from The White House Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

Co-authored by Scott Proestel, M.D., Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

On September 18, 2011, we mark the fourth observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. The remarkable success of antiretroviral therapies in prolonging the lives of HIV-infected individuals who have access to and can tolerate these drugs has

Engaging People Living with HIV in the Implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Policy & Programs | September 14, 2011 Read the full post
Lauren Broussard

Co-authored by Lauren Broussard, LGSW, MPH, Public Health Analyst, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

None of the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) can be realized without the ongoing support and contributions of the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS. As part of our ongoing implementation of the NHAS, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened a consultation