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FDA approves Sovaldi for chronic hepatitis C

Cross-posted from U.S. Food and Drug Administration Newsroom

Drug is third with breakthrough therapy designation to receive FDA approval The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) to treat chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Sovaldi is the first drug that has demonstrated safety and efficacy…

Key Federal World AIDS Day Speeches

Global | December 6, 2013 Read the full post
World AIDS Day logo

The week of World AIDS Day is always an important and busy time for the HIV community. Our partners work especially hard to lend visibility to HIV awareness and to educate people we may not reach the rest of the…

President Obama Signs Reauthorization of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Global | December 5, 2013 Read the full post
Dr. Tom Frieden
Cross-posted from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Newsroom

Ten years ago, HIV/AIDS was devastating the health and wellbeing of millions of individuals in communities across Africa and in other resource-poor countries around the world. Through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), we have since made extraordinary…

HIV Activist Shares His Experiences with Facing AIDS Initiative

New Media | December 4, 2013 Read the full post
Brad McIntyre Facing AIDS Photo

Editors Note: Bradford McIntyre, an HIV activist who runs the “Positively Positive: Living with HIV” website in Canada ( ) has participated in’s #FacingAIDS initiative for four years. We asked him how he heard about the initiative, how he uses…

Sharing Responsibility, Strengthening Results

The White House
Cross-posted from The White House Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.” Now more than ever, it is a fitting theme as the United States focuses, both on the domestic and global fronts, on building…

Recognizing World AIDS Day 2013

Department of Justice
Cross-posted from The Justice Blog

This post is courtesy of the Civil Rights Division “Federal law is a critically important tool in eradicating the discrimination that so many people living with HIV and AIDS still face in their daily lives.  By enforcing the civil rights laws…

National HIV Prevention Progress Report Released

Jonathan Mermin

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published online the National HIV Prevention Progress Report and Progress At-a-Glance, a one-page companion. This new report describes progress toward achieving CDC’s key HIV prevention goals and the challenges that continue…

NIH announces plan to increase funding toward a cure for HIV/AIDS

Research | December 2, 2013 Read the full post
NIH logo
Cross-posted from National Institutes of Health Press Release

At a White House event today to mark the 25th annual World AIDS Day, President Obama announced that the National Institutes of Health plans to redirect AIDS research funds to expand support for research directed toward a cure for HIV. NIH plans to invest…