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World AIDS Day 2016: VHA focuses on Veterans and HIV Prevention

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Cross-posted from U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

World AIDS Day is Dec. 1. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) joins other Federal partners in efforts to increase HIV testing and treatment, as well as a call for prevention. This year’s theme is “Leadership. Commitment. Impact.” VA is the…

World AIDS Day 2016: Leadership. Commitment. Impact.

New Media | December 1, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from Office of Minority Health

It’s been 35 years since the first recognition of what would become the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. In the decades since, much progress has been made, but as a global community, we have not yet achieved our collective goal of a…

World AIDS Day: Leadership. Commitment. Impact.

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Cross-posted from Medium

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor joins in the global commemoration of World AIDS Day. Held annually on Dec. 1, it is an opportunity to show support for our family members, neighbors and colleagues living with HIV/AIDS, reflect on progress…

Fighting HIV: No Health without Mental Health

Global | December 1, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from HHS Blog

Summary: Mental and substance use disorders can increase vulnerability to acquiring HIV infection and they can pose serious barriers to successful management of HIV. In 2014, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) launched a Fast Track strategy to…

Innovation To Drive Impact: Reaching The Hardest To Reach

Global | December 1, 2016 Read the full post
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As we mark World AIDS Day, we reflect on how far we’ve come and acknowledge the profound challenges that still remain. The scientific progress we’ve made since the first cases of AIDS that appeared more than 35 years ago has…

World AIDS Day 2016: SAMHSA’s Leadership, Commitment, and Impact

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Cross-posted from SAMHSA

Today, over one million Americans are living with HIV.  One out of eight people with HIV is unaware of their HIV infection.  Every year, on December 1st, World AIDS Day is observed to reflect on those whom we have lost…

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2016

Research | December 1, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIAID News

This year, the world marked the 35th anniversary of the first published reports of what would come to be known as HIV/AIDS. This disease has wrought enormous suffering and devastation and caused more than 35 million deaths. Yet today, thanks…

World AIDS Day 2016: Honoring Lives Lost by Fighting Discrimination

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Cross-posted from Department of Justice - Blog

Today, on World AIDS Day 2016, the Department of Justice reaffirms the rights of people with HIV/AIDS to live free from stigma and discrimination.  For the more than 1.2 million people in the United States with HIV, the Americans with…