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The White House – FACT SHEET: World AIDS Day 2016

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Cross-posted from The White House - Press Office

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary December 1 marks World AIDS Day across the globe, and serves as a way to recommit ourselves to ending HIV/AIDS as a public health threat. Throughout his Administration, President Obama propelled America’s…

Go Social for World AIDS Day

New Media | November 30, 2016 Read the full post
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Today, we at AIDS.gov share two timely social media opportunities for World AIDS Day 2016 (#WAD2016) . Thunderclap Thunderclap is an online crowd-speaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together. If you subscribe to PEPFAR’s World AIDS…

We Are Changing Our Name To: “HIV.gov”

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This week of World AIDS Day, we are announcing that we will be changing our name from AIDS.gov to HIV.gov in the spring of 2017. Why the name change? We write frequently about our commitments to following the science, tracking…

With Better Data, a Foundation for Stronger HIV Prevention

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High quality data form the backbone of our nation’s HIV response. National surveillance of HIV cases provides the critical information we need to set prevention priorities, allocate limited prevention resources, and measure our collective progress against the disease. HIV surveillance…

Watch HIV Vaccine Trial Launch in South Africa Via Facebook Live! This Wednesday!

New Media | November 29, 2016 Read the full post
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Director’s Note, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, HHS: Scientific advances have given us the tools we need to end new HIV infections and save lives. But our work is not yet done, either here in the U.S. or…

First New HIV Vaccine Efficacy Study in Seven Years Has Begun

Research | November 28, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIAID News

South Africa Hosts Historic NIH-Supported Clinical Trial November 27, 2016 The first HIV vaccine efficacy study to launch anywhere in seven years is now testing whether an experimental vaccine regimen safely prevents HIV infection among South African adults. The study,…

Speakers Announced for December 8th Listening Session on HIV Prevention and Care with the Transgender Community

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The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) is sponsoring a community listening session to hear about the ways that the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) might help to further improve HIV prevention and care for transgender…

Using Digital Communication at World AIDS Day 2016

New Media | November 22, 2016 Read the full post
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Since the first World AIDS Day in 1988, we have seen tremendous changes in our collective response to HIV and AIDS–including changes in the way advocates, leaders, people affected by the virus, and others communicate about HIV. (Check out our…