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Protecting Mothers and Children From HIV: A Call to Action

Global | June 11, 2012 Read the full post
Mother Child South Africa
Cross-posted from DipNote U.S. Department of State Official Blog

At this point in history, there is no reason why children should be born with HIV. Yet 390,000 infants around the globe were born with the virus in 2010. Science has long established that providing mothers with antiretroviral drugs can…

Recognizing Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today, June 8th, is Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – an annual observance dedicated to increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean American community. This is the eighth annual observance of the day, and we want to take a moment…

Innovation in Development: The Peace Corps Global Health Service Partnership

Global | June 7, 2012 Read the full post
Buck Buckingham moderating the Global Health Service Partnership panel

In a major lecture delivered on December 13, 2011, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby described vital ways that United States health care professionals are working in developing nations to train more doctors, nurses and midwives and to support…

Health Care Providers Settle with Justice Department Over Complaints of HIV Discrimination

Department of Justice seal

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has a leadership role in fighting discrimination against people who are living with HIV or AIDS. It addresses this responsibility through outreach and enforcement of Federal laws. For example, DOJ enforces the Americans with…

Twitter on the Rise

New Media | June 5, 2012 Read the full post
Twitter Usage Over Time

Last week, the Pew Internet & American Life Project released the 2012 version of their annual report on Twitter use.  As soon as I read the news about the report (via Twitter!), I shared it with the rest of the…

Measuring Meaningful HIV Clinical Care Outcomes


Collecting and analyzing data are critical to the success of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) – we need to know what’s most effective in improving the health and wellness of the 1.2 million people in the United States living with…

Saving Face Can’t Make You Safe – HIV and the AAPI Community
Cross-posted from The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Blog

“Saving face can’t make you safe. Talk about HIV—for me, for you, for everyone.” The slogan is reflective of how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders need to embrace the growing concern of HIV in our communities. Judging by recent activities…

Winning the Fight Against HIV in Children

Global | June 1, 2012 Read the full post
Rajiv Shah

Over thirty years ago, when the fight against HIV first began, the outlook for tackling the pandemic was bleak. Across the world, AIDS was seen as a death sentence. Within just a few years, it had devastated communities from the…