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Conversations from CROI 2015: Dr. Gina Brown and Dr. Ron Valdiserri on Microbicides, Women and HIV

Gina Brown and Ron Validiserri

As we approach the annual observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day next week, we wanted to share another interview we captured at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections  (CROI). While at CROI in Seattle last week, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, spoke with Dr. Gina…

Blog Digest: Your one-stop reading about World AIDS Day 2014

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This month, many individuals and organizations in the HIV community were exceptionally busy organizing, attending, and communicating about local, state, regional, national, and international events in observance of World AIDS Day 2014. In case you missed any of our posts leading up to World AIDS Day, we offer a list below (in reverse order). We…

Focus, Partner, Achieve: US Government in Action for World AIDS Day 2014

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World AIDS Day brings staff from across the U.S. Government together to reflect on and extend our contributions to the response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic—both at home and internationally. We wanted you to be aware of key Federal activities for World AIDS Day 2014. White House On December 1, the White House hosted a World…

Key Populations Essential to Realize An AIDS-Free Generation


As we commemorate World AIDS Day this year, let’s take a moment to remember how far we’ve come, and where we must go. There are currently 35 million people living with HIV worldwide, and 13.6 million of those people are receiving antiretroviral therapy. New HIV infections continue to decline each year, with 2.1 million in 2013,…

U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps to Help Treat Ebola Patients in Liberia


Editor’s Note: Tuesday afternoon at the CDC in Atlanta, President Obama announced a major increase in U.S. efforts to help the international community fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. He was joined by HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell and CDC Director Tom Frieden. As part of the President’s strategy, HHS announced on Tuesday that…

World TB Day: The Fight Against HIV/AIDS Is Vital to a Future Without Tuberculosis

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Today, Monday, March 24, 2014, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) joins the international community in commemorating World TB Day and those who have lost their lives to this terrible disease; TB is second only to HIV/AIDS in global deaths due to infectious diseases. Moreover, the World Health Organization  estimates that at…

The Power of a Grandmother’s Love

The Power of a Grandmother’s Love

This story is part of an ongoing series of blogs from the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator in recognition of the 10th anniversary of PEPFAR. Previous blogs in the series can be found on the PEPFAR blog site.   As we approach World AIDS Day 2013, children affected by and living with HIV/AIDS must remain…

Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: HIV in the Caribbean Region

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Note: In the United States, Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is June 8. For this observance, Caribbean-American leaders sponsor diverse activities to create awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the health status of Caribbean-Americans within their specific communities. The observance also draws attention to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Caribbean. For more information, go to ….