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Celebrating a Decade of Progress Fighting Global HIV/AIDS

Global | December 2, 2013 Read the full post
Deborah Birx, MD, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

This World AIDS Day, CDC and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) commemorate a decade of success in fighting global HIV/AIDS. Ten years ago, this modern-day plague was devastating the health and wellbeing of millions of individuals in communities…

Living a Healthy and Full HIV-Positive Life

Global | December 2, 2013 Read the full post
NilsDaulaire

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) honors World AIDS Day 2013 and celebrates the improved wellbeing of millions of people around the world living healthy and full HIV-positive lives. As the care and treatment of people living with…

Secretary of State John Kerry’s World AIDS Day Remarks

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Cross-posted from U.S. Department of State Website: Official Remarks on November 29, 2013

On World AIDS Day, we come together as a global community to honor the many lives we have lost, and to reaffirm our support for the millions of individuals and families who are still living with and affected by HIV/AIDS…

Positive Work

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Cross-posted from (Work in Progress) : The Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor joins individuals and communities across the globe today in commemorating World AIDS Day. Held annually on Dec. 1, this is a time to remember the many lives we’ve lost to HIV/AIDS, assess our progress addressing…

Closer Than Ever To an AIDS-Free Generation

Dr. Tom Frieden
Cross-posted from Huffington Post

As CDC Director, I’ve had the privilege of meeting with nurses, doctors, outreach workers, and people living with HIV in communities across the U.S. and around the world. As an infectious disease doctor who trained in New York City before…

World AIDS Day 2013—Addiction Treatment Supports AIDS Treatment

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Cross-posted from National Institute on Drug Abuse - Nora's Blog

December 1 is World AIDS Day. At NIDA, we always stress the principle that drug abuse treatment is AIDS prevention, because of the close links that exist between drug abuse and the spread of HIV.  Injection drug use alone contributed…

Holiday Shopping Tips for HealthCare.gov

Healthcare.gov holiday graphic
Cross-posted from HHS blog

As we continue working around the clock to improve HealthCare.gov and the holiday shopping season kicks into gear, we wanted to share some consumer friendly tips for individuals looking for quality affordable health insurance. Shop HealthCare.gov during off-peak hours (mornings/nights/weekends). Have your income and…

Secretary Sebelius’ Statement for World AIDS Day 2013

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Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

When the World Health Organization established the first World AIDS Day on December 1, 1988, treatment options for people living with HIV were practically nonexistent, and AIDS was almost invariably fatal. Hope was in short supply, and there seemed to…