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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

NIDA displays panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt
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

World AIDS Day logo
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…

Giving Thanks and Gearing Up for World AIDS Day

New Media | November 28, 2013 Read the full post
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Today is Thanksgiving and World AIDS Day (December 1) is right around the corner. We at AIDS.gov wanted to take a moment to thank you, the HIV community, for the work that you do. Your commitment is an integral part…

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2013

Research | November 27, 2013 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases News Release

In the 25 years that have passed since the first annual commemoration of World AIDS Day, extraordinary scientific progress has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS. That progress has turned an HIV diagnosis from an almost-certain death sentence to…

A Common Patient Assistance Program Application Form for HIV Medicine: Improved and Available

Common Patient Assistance Program Application Form

A new streamlined application form is available to help low-income individuals who are living with HIV access antiretroviral (ARV) medicines through HIV patient assistance programs (PAPs). Need for a Streamlined Application Form PAPs are programs operated by pharmaceutical companies to…