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Statement from Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

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Editor’s Note: The following statement was released on Friday, May 15 by Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to commemorate today’s observance of HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. May 15, 2015 With no current cure for HIV/AIDS, an HIV vaccine could be a game changer in our effort…

Accelerating Progress Toward an AIDS-free Generation in 2015

Deborah Birx, MD, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

On World AIDS Day 2014, like many around the world, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) embraced the theme “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation.” This theme did not set the tone for just one day, but represents a driving principle that underpinned PEPFAR’s activities in 2014 and will drive action into…

The White House Observes World AIDS Day 2014

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On Monday, December 1, 2014, the White House hosted our commemoration of World AIDS Day, welcoming key leaders in the global fight against HIV/AIDS to share highlights of our progress on both the domestic and international responses to the epidemic and discuss important priorities for our next steps. President Obama opened the observance with videotaped…

Conversations in 2014: The Global Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

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In the lead-up to our annual observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, we at AIDS.gov are reflecting on some of the stories that generated interest on our blog in 2014.  Today, we look back at some of posts about global efforts to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and move us closer to achieving…

White House Observes World Hepatitis Day

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On Wednesday, July 30, the White House hosted its fourth consecutive observance of World Hepatitis Day. Co-sponsored by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), the event brought together a diverse group of domestic…

Ambassador Birx Reflects on AIDS 2014 Highlights

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Last week I had the opportunity to share my reflections on what the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014 ) means for our efforts to achieve the goals of the U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy. For an international perspective, I had an opportunity to sit down with Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator of U.S. Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS,…

Live Streaming: June 23 – A Town Hall Forum with Ambassador Deborah L. Birx

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On Monday, June 23, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) will host a live town hall forum with Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., the new Global AIDS Coordinator.  Amb. Birx will lay out her vision for the next phase of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in supporting efforts to achieve an AIDS-free…

Statement from Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, on PEPFAR’s Approach to Achieving an AIDS-free Generation

Deborah Birx, MD, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

President Obama and Secretary Kerry have committed PEPFAR to supporting countries in achieving an AIDS-free generation as a core pillar of the United States global health agenda. Together, we have made extraordinary progress toward this ambitious goal, saving millions of lives, and bringing hope and healing to communities and nations. Dozens of countries, many in…