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Addressing the HIV Epidemic among Gay and Bisexual Men

Policy & Programs | September 27, 2011 Read the full post
Cross-posted from The White House Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

In 1981, our nation and its public health system were grappling with a new disease that was taking the lives of gay men across the United States. Thirty years later, HIV/AIDS continues to be a crisis among gay and bisexual…

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Policy & Programs | September 27, 2011 Read the full post
Richard Sorien

For many Americans, June 5th was a day of introspection. It was hard to believe that, as of that date, the AIDS epidemic had lasted 30 years and, despite the remarkable advances we have made in medicine, prevention, and care,…

Why This Year’s U.S. Conference on AIDS Is So Essential

Policy & Programs | September 26, 2011 Read the full post
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Written by Paul Kawata, Executive Director, National Minority AIDS Council

I believe that this year’s United States Conference on AIDS (November 10-13) in Chicago, is one of the most important in our history. Our movement is at a crossroads as we work to implement the Affordable Care Act and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. We can

Op-Ed: Fighting AIDS—At the Tipping Point

Global | September 21, 2011 Read the full post
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 Across our communication channels (the 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

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